- US and Canadian informal (in the Pacific Northwest) a friend
from Chinook Jargon, from Chinook tlxam kin, esp as distinguished from chiefs
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Examples from the Web for tillicum
The Tillicum, as he remembered, was also lying well out from the beach.
The Tillicum would not have compared favourably with an English steam-yacht.
He paddled easily while the tide swept him on until he reached the Tillicum.
Still, there were not four capable seamen on board the Tillicum!
You'll send out the Tillicum to find him and tow him in, won't you?Cappy Ricks Retires
Peter B. Kyne