- a member of a tribe of the most easterly of the Iroquois Five Nations, formerly resident along the Mohawk River, New York.
- the Iroquoian language of the Mohawk Indians.
- a river flowing E from central New York to the Hudson. 148 miles (240 km) long.
- (often lowercase) Also called Mohawk haircut. a hairstyle in which the head is shaved bare except for a strip of hair, usually with blunt, brushlike ends, down the center of the scalp from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
- Military. a twin turboprop, two-seat U.S. Army aircraft fitted with cameras, radar, and infrared sensors and designed to monitor enemy operations.
Related Words for mohawkhairdo, haircut, braid, headdress, dreadlocks, ponytail, do, cut, natural, bubble, chignon, pixie, bun, fade, bob, flip, coiffure, pageboy, bouffant, flattop
Examples from the Web for mohawk
Contemporary Examples of mohawk
She wowed the crowd at a Tumblr party at The Mohawk with her soaring vocals and animated stage presence.SXSW Breakout Musical Acts: London Grammar, Chance the Rapper, Jungle, and More
March 16, 2014
Early Thursday morning, a sedan ran over a crowd of people outside of the Mohawk in Downtown Austin, Texas, during SXSW.
The accident occurred between 9th Street and Red River outside The Mohawk, a celebrated outdoor music venue.
Life in Mohawk aggrandizes with his second book, The Risk Pool.Remedial Reader: The Essential Richard Russo
June 20, 2012
Historical Examples of mohawk
It follows the watershed from the lake to Oneida, and clears the Mohawk Valley northward.The Trail Book
In these old times the Mohawk Indians were still numerous in Pennsylvania.Biographical Stories
And all agreed to it, and so Mohawk Bowmen was decided upon as the club name.
It also shows the road leading to the Mohawk village on the Grand River.The Country of the Neutrals
James H. Coyne
He also printed a Mohawk Prayer-book in quarto; this was issued in 1715.A Short History of English Printing, 1476-1898
Henry R. Plomer
- skating a half turn from either edge of either skate to the corresponding edge of the other skate
- US and Canadian a punk hairstyle in which the head is shaved at the sides and the remaining strip of hair is worn stiffly erect and sometimes brightly colouredAlso called (in Britain and certain other countries): mohican
Word Origin for mohawk
- plural -hawks or -hawk a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Mohawk River; one of the Iroquois peoples
- the language of this people, belonging to the Iroquoian family
- a river in E central New York State, flowing south and east to the Hudson River at Cohoes: the largest tributary of the Hudson. Length: 238 km (148 miles)
Word Origin and History for mohawk
North American Indian tribe name, Iroquoian, 1630s, Mohowawogs (plural), said to mean "they eat living things" in a southern New England Algonquian tongue, probably a reference to cannibalism. Cf. Unami Delaware /muhuwe:yck/ "cannibal monsters." The people's name for themselves is kanye'keha:ka. Meaning "haircut style favored by punk rockers" is c.1975, from fancied resemblance to hair style of the Indians in old illustrations. The style of cut earlier was called a Mohican (1960). Mohoc, Mohock, variant form of the word, was the name given 1711 to gangs of aristocratic London ruffians.