[ kree ]
/ kri /

noun, plural Crees, (especially collectively) Cree.

a member of a North American Indian people of Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Montana.
an Algonquian language, the language of the Cree Indians. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for cree (1 of 2)

/ (kriː) /


South Wales and Southwest English dialect temporary immunity from the rules of a game: said by children

Word Origin for cree

of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for cree (2 of 2)

/ (kriː) /


plural Cree or Crees a member of a Native American people living in Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
a syllabic writing system of this and certain other languages

Word Origin for Cree

from first syllable of Canadian French Christianaux, probably based on Ojibwa Kenistenoag (tribal name)
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