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Geronimo

[ juh-ron-uh-moh ]
/ dʒəˈrɒn əˌmoʊ /
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Definition of Geronimo

noun
Goyathlay, 1829–1909, Apache leader in their fight against colonization and forcible removal from their ancestral territory.
interjection
(a battle cry used by paratroopers, especially during World War II, on jumping from a plane.)
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British Dictionary definitions for Geronimo

Geronimo
/ (dʒəˈrɒnɪˌməʊ) /

noun
1829–1909, Apache Indian chieftain: led a campaign against the White settlers until his final capture in 1886
interjection
US a shout given by paratroopers as they jump into battle
an exclamation expressing exhilaration, esp when jumping from a great height
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Cultural definitions for Geronimo

Geronimo
[ (juh-ron-uh-moh) ]

An Apache leader of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. A brave and unrelenting warrior, Geronimo was among the last to lead Native Americans against white settlers. He took to farming at the end of his life.

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