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Mohican

[moh-hee-kuh n]
noun, plural Mo·hi·cans, (especially collectively) Mo·hi·can.
  1. Mahican.
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Examples from the Web for mohican

Historical Examples

  • "Uncas will stay," the young Mohican calmly answered in English.

    The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The violence of the exertion cast the young Mohican at his side.

    The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • A difficult matter it was, too, to keep this Mohican boy snug in the ambushment.

    The Last of the Mohicans

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • Whenever we had met a dark-haired person, he had said to me: "Do you think that is a Mohican?"

    A Jolly Fellowship

    Frank R. Stockton

  • It was the Mohican and Lenape who veiled their faces, not the Iroquois.

    The Reckoning

    Robert W. Chambers


British Dictionary definitions for mohican

mohican

noun
  1. 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 coloured
  2. a person wearing such a hairstyle
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Mohican

Mahican (məˈhiːkən)

noun
  1. plural -cans or -can a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Hudson river and east of it
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
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Word Origin and History for mohican

Mohican

from Mahican (Algonquian) ma:hi:kan "people of the tidal estuary." Spelling with -o- popularized by James Fenimore Cooper's novel.

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