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wickiup

or wick·y·up, wik·i·up

[ wik-ee-uhp ]
/ ˈwɪk iˌʌp /
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noun

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

RELATED WORDS

dwelling, shelter, lodge, home, tent, tepee

Nearby words

wickerwork, wicket, wicket maiden, wicketkeeper, wicking, wickiup, wickliffe, wickliffe, john, wicklow, wickthing, wiclif, john

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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wickiup

wikiup or wickyup

/ (ˈwɪkɪˌʌp) /

noun

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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