- Goyathlay, 1829–1909, American Apache Indian chief.
- (a battle cry used by paratroopers, especially during World War II, on jumping from a plane.)
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Contemporary Examples of geronimo
Born in 1829 near the Gila River in what is now Arizona, the legendary Indian warrior Geronimo was a Chiracahua Apache.Mike Leach Tackles Geronimo the Motivational Murderer
James A. Warren
August 17, 2014
These questions have haunted the posthumous reputation of Apache warrior Geronimo.
The “special vehemence” that Geronimo brought to raids there could be dated almost precisely to a night in 1851.
Geronimo was the last renegade, the last man to defy the continent-straddling power of the American nation.
That is not to say that Geronimo did not fight for a cause that was very real to him.
Historical Examples of geronimo
This was Geronimo's country, the land of the greatest of the Apache fighters.
Yonder to the north, across a harsh peak, was Geronimo's own pass.
Him and I did scout service together for ten years in Geronimo's time.
Geronimo Regato went with them; and for a while was their welcome guest.
Geronimo called the violinist and his wife father and mother.Barbara Blomberg, Complete
- 1829–1909, Apache Indian chieftain: led a campaign against the White settlers until his final capture in 1886
- US a shout given by paratroopers as they jump into battle
- an exclamation expressing exhilaration, esp when jumping from a great height
Word Origin and History for geronimo
cry made in jumping, apparently from the story of the Apache leader Geronimo making a daring leap to escape U.S. cavalry pursuers at Medicine Bluffs, Oklahoma (and supposedly shouting his name in defiance as he did). Adopted as battle cry by 82nd Airborne U.S. paratroopers in World War II, who perhaps had seen it in the 1939 Paramount Studios movie "Geronimo." The name is the Italian and Spanish form of Jerome, from Greek Hieronomos, literally "sacred name."