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Siwash

[sahy-wosh, -wawsh]
noun
  1. a conventional designation for any small, provincial college or for such colleges collectively (often preceded by old): students from old Siwash.
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Origin of Siwash

after a fictional college of the same name in At Good Old Siwash (1911) and other books by U.S. author George Helgeson Fitch (1877–1915)
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British Dictionary definitions for old-siwash

siwash

noun
  1. another name for Cowichan sweater
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verb
  1. (intr) (in the Pacific Northwest) to camp out with only natural shelter
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Word Origin for siwash

see Siwash

Siwash

noun
  1. a North American Indian
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adjective
  1. of, characteristic of, or relating to Indians
  2. worthless, stingy, or badhe's siwash
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Word Origin for Siwash

C19: from Chinook Jargon, from French sauvage savage
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