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Crazy Horse

noun
  1. Tashunca-Uitco, c1849–77, leader of the Oglala Sioux tribe: defeated General George Custer at battle of Little Bighorn.
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Historical Examples

  • And before the silk was turned over to us Crazy-horse was looking for another job.

    Golden Stories

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  • Our contracting freight agent on the Coast at that time was a fellow so erratic that he was nicknamed "Crazy-horse."

  • Right in the midst of the strike Crazy-horse wired that he had secured a big silk shipment for New York.


British Dictionary definitions for crazy horse

Crazy Horse

noun
  1. Indian name Ta-Sunko-Witko . ?1849–77, Sioux Indian chief, remembered for his attempts to resist White settlement in Sioux territory
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crazy horse in Culture

Crazy Horse

A Sioux chief of the nineteenth century. Crazy Horse was one of the leaders of the Native American forces at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. (See Custer's last stand.)

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