or wick·y·up, wik·i·up

[ wik-ee-uhp ]
/ ˈwɪk iˌʌp /


(in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats.
Western U.S. any rude hut.


Origin of wickiup

1850–55, Americanism; earlier and still dialectally applied to the bark- or mat-covered wigwams of the Upper Great Lakes Indians < Fox wi·kiya·pi house < Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ʔmi; cf. wigwam
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wikiup or wickyup

/ (ˈwɪkɪˌʌp) /


US and Canadian a crude shelter made of brushwood, mats, or grass and having an oval frame, esp of a kind used by nomadic Indians now in Oklahoma and neighbouring states of the US

Word Origin for wickiup

C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam
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