[ hoh-pee ]

noun,plural Ho·pis, (especially collectively) Ho·pi for 1.
  1. a member of a Pueblo Indian people of northern Arizona.

  2. the Uto-Aztecan language of the Hopi.

  1. of or relating to the Hopi or their language.

Origin of Hopi

An Americanism dating back to 1875–80; from Hopi hópi “a Hopi person,” literally, “good, peaceable”

Words Nearby Hopi

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How to use Hopi in a sentence

  • In the southern regions the Hopi women have woven cotton garments from time immemorial.

  • Particularly typical are the cults of the Zuni and Hopi, described in detail by various American scholars.

  • Mention has already been made of the cloud masks used in the vegetation festivals of the Hopi and Zuni.

  • The snake society of the Hopi, to which we have already referred, has a similar song, which it sings with musical accompaniment.

  • These paintings are believed to indicate that this room was used for a ceremony akin to the New Fire ceremony of the Hopi.

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British Dictionary definitions for Hopi


/ (ˈhəʊpɪ) /

  1. plural -pis or -pi a member of a North American Indian people of NE Arizona

  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family

Origin of Hopi

from Hopi Hópi peaceful

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