verb (used without object)
Origin of powwow
Examples from the Web for powwow
So we organized and pressured Jeffrey Zucker, CEO of NBC Universal, for a powwow.
In the midst of the powwow—for Indians can seldom do anything without a powwow—the third canoe appeared upon the river.Strange Stories of the Great River|Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
I wanted to find out what his game was an' when he run onto Long Bill I snuck up an' listened to their powwow.Prairie Flowers|James B. Hendryx
I guess it is, but that's an awful bad spot—that's right, Widow, powwow it.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd
British Dictionary definitions for powwow
Word Origin for powwow
Word Origin and History for powwow
1620s, "priest, sorcerer," from a southern New England Algonquian language (probably Narragansett) powwaw "shaman, medicine man, Indian priest," from a verb meaning "to use divination, to dream," from Proto-Algonquian *pawe:wa "he dreams, one who dreams." Meaning "magical ceremony among North American Indians" is recorded from 1660s. Sense of "council, conference, meeting" is first recorded 1812. Verb sense of "to confer, discuss" is attested from 1780.