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Micmac

[mik-mak]
noun, plural Mic·macs, (especially collectively) Mic·mac for 1.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people now living mostly in Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island.
  2. the Algonquian language of these people.
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Examples from the Web for micmac

Historical Examples

  • The name (of Micmac origin) is said to mean simply “red men.”

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 6

    Various

  • The next fourteen lists are, with the exception of the Micmac, from the same collection.

    The Number Concept

    Levi Leonard Conant

  • "More o' Micmac John's work," commented Dick as he kicked the ashes.

    Ungava Bob

    Dillon Wallace

  • What Micmac said about the Nascaupees disturbed him not a little.

    Ungava Bob

    Dillon Wallace

  • He believed that Micmac John was like every other man he knew and was a good neighbour.

    Ungava Bob

    Dillon Wallace


British Dictionary definitions for micmac

Micmac

noun
  1. plural -macs or -mac a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the Maritime Provinces of Canada
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Word Origin and History for micmac

Micmac

Algonquian tribe of the Canadian Maritimes and Newfoundland, by 1776, from mi:kemaw, a native name said to mean literally "allies."

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