Sauk

[sawk]
noun, plural Sauks, (especially collectively) Sauk.
  1. a member of a North American Indian people formerly of Wisconsin and Iowa, now living mostly in Oklahoma.
  2. the dialect of the Fox language spoken by the Sauk.
Also Sac.
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Contemporary Examples of sauk

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Historical Examples of sauk


Word Origin and History for sauk

Sauk

1

midwestern U.S. Indian tribe, 1722, alternative writing of Sac.

Sauk

2

southern Coastal Salishan group of Native Americans, from a native Lushootseed name, probably folk-etymologized by influence of Sauk (1).

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