[ ki-wah-nis ]
/ kɪˈwɑ nɪs /
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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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How to use Kiwanis in a sentence
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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