(sometimes initial capital letter)Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian.
to camp out without a tent or supplies.
Other definitions for Siwash (2 of 2)
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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How to use siwash in a sentence
He glanced down the river and saw a long siwash dugout sweep around the curve of the Big Bend.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
I guess siwash, for example, is a French word—probably it was originally sauvage, meaning savage.Jack the Young Canoeman | George Bird Grinnell
Like the ancient Greeks, the siwash of the Northwest invest the unseen world with spiritual intelligence.Myths And Legends Of Our Own Land, Complete | Charles M. Skinner
As for the siwash village on the other side of Sitka, it is a siwash village over again.Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska | Charles Warren Stoddard
But when a siwash quits eating fish it is generally because there is no more fish to eat.Cruisings in the Cascades | George O. Shields
British Dictionary definitions for siwash (1 of 2)
another name for Cowichan sweater
(intr) (in the Pacific Northwest) to camp out with only natural shelter
British Dictionary definitions for Siwash (2 of 2)
a North American Indian
of, characteristic of, or relating to Indians
worthless, stingy, or bad: he's siwash
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