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tillicum

noun
  1. US and Canadian informal (in the Pacific Northwest) a friend
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Word Origin for tillicum

from Chinook Jargon, from Chinook tlxam kin, esp as distinguished from chiefs
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Historical Examples of tillicum

  • The Tillicum, as he remembered, was also lying well out from the beach.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • The Tillicum would not have compared favourably with an English steam-yacht.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • He paddled easily while the tide swept him on until he reached the Tillicum.

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • Still, there were not four capable seamen on board the Tillicum!

    The Greater Power

    Harold Bindloss

  • You'll send out the Tillicum to find him and tow him in, won't you?

    Cappy Ricks Retires

    Peter B. Kyne