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shaganappi

[ shag-uh-nap-ee, shag-uh-nap-ee ]
/ ˈʃæg əˌnæp i, ˌʃæg əˈnæp i /
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noun Chiefly Canadian.

thongs, straps, or lacings made of rawhide.

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Origin of shaganappi

1735–45; <Swampy Cree (dial. of Cree spoken in Manitoba and Ontario) pi·ša·kana·piy (compare Cree pi·ša·kan leather, -a·piy string)
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