noun, plural Choc·taws, (especially collectively) Choc·taw for 1.
Examples from the Web for choctaw
Among such the late guests of the Choctaw Chief would not, and did not, attract particular attention.The Death Shot|Mayne Reid
We met parties from the depths of the Arkansas wilderness and the furthest boundaries of the Choctaw nation coming to it.Remember the Alamo|Amelia E. Barr
At the Choctaw ball-play thousands of spectators attend, and sometimes a thousand young men are engaged in the game.History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians|George Mogridge
In 1890 those of pure or mixed Choctaw blood in the Choctaw Nation were officially reported to number 10,211.Myths of the Cherokee|James Mooney
In a council of officers now called, he advocated this plan, but the Choctaw leaders would not listen to a proposal like this.Makers and Romance of Alabama History|B. F. Riley
Word Origin for choctaw
Word Origin for Choctaw
1722, from Choctaw Chahta, of uncertain meaning, but also said to be from Spanish chato "flattened," for the tribe's custom of flattening the heads of male infants. As a figure skating step, first recorded 1892. Sometimes used in 19c. American English as typical of a difficult or incomprehensible language (cf. Greek in this sense from c.1600).