[ ki-wah-nis ]
/ kɪˈwɑ nɪs /
an organization founded in 1915 for the promulgation of higher ideals in business, industrial, and professional life.
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Origin of Kiwanis
Allegedly <American Indian: to make oneself known
OTHER WORDS FROM KiwanisKi·wa·ni·an, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for Kiwanis
He told me how he'd been signing up thousands of members all over the South at Kiwanis, Rotary, and Farm Bureau lunches.
British Dictionary definitions for Kiwanis
/ (kɪˈwɑːnɪs) /
a North American organization of men's clubs founded in 1915 to promote community service
Derived forms of KiwanisKiwanian, noun
Word Origin for Kiwanis
C20: alleged to be from an American Indian language: to make oneself known
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