Kinkaid Act


noun U.S. History.

an act of Congress (1904) providing for the granting of 640-acre homesteads to settlers in western Nebraska.

QUIZZES

DISCOVER THE INFLUENCE OF PORTUGUESE ON ENGLISH VIA THIS QUIZ!

We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
Question 1 of 11
Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?

Origin of Kinkaid Act

Named after Moses Kinkaid (1854–1922), American congressman
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021