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tillicum

/ ˈtɪlɪkəm /

noun

  1. informal.
    (in the Pacific Northwest) a friend


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Word History and Origins

Origin of tillicum1

from Chinook Jargon, from Chinook tlxam kin, esp as distinguished from chiefs

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Example Sentences

Toyatte also, with a teasing smile, said: “Mr. Young, mika tillicum hi yu tola wawa” (your friend leads you far in speaking).

But, fer a' his sma' size the lad's uncanny knowin', an' the heart o' um's the heart o' a tillicum.

Yo' done come, jes' as Joe 'lowed yo' would—yo' doggone li'l tillicum!

Come on out of that, yo' li'l ol' tillicum, standin' theah in the do' shakin' yo' fist!

They pushed up to the beach, and when close to it saluted the old man with the usual phrase, "Kla-haw-ya tillicum?"

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