noun, plural Es·ki·mos, (especially collectively) Es·ki·mo for 1.
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Origin of Eskimo
usage note for Eskimo
OTHER WORDS FROM EskimoEs·ki·mo·an, adjectiveEs·ki·moid [es-kuh-moid] /ˈɛs kəˌmɔɪd/, adjectivepro-Es·ki·mo, adjective, noun, plural pro-Es·ki·mos, pro-Es·ki·mo.
Example sentences from the Web for eskimos
There is a persistent and erroneous belief that the Eskimos have 50 (or 70, or 300) words for snow.Wunnerfitz! Sollybuster! The Fun of the Dictionary of American Regional English|Ammon Shea|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Of course, Morgan can sell movies about ice formations to the Eskimos.
It was observed that the other Eskimos drew near with anxious looks to hear the opinion of their chief.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Bartlett was to return with these two Eskimos, one sledge, and eighteen dogs.The North Pole|Robert E. Peary
Eskimos have peculiar and not unreasonable laws on such matters.Red Rooney|R.M. Ballantyne
The Eskimos, however, are still very unsophisticated with respect to the exposure of their person.Eskimo Life|Fridtjof Nansen
As we neared the herd, the dory, with its Eskimos, was freed from the launch.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
British Dictionary definitions for eskimos
Word Origin for Eskimo
usage for Eskimo
Cultural definitions for eskimos
A widely dispersed group of peoples in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Siberia, who have traditionally survived primarily by hunting and fishing. Despite the isolation of Eskimo communities, the Eskimos display a strong cultural, racial, and linguistic unity. Many Eskimos, especially those in Canada, prefer the name Inuit.