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wikiup

[wik-ee-uhp]
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noun
  1. wickiup.
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wickiup

or wick·y·up, wik·i·up

[wik-ee-uhp]
noun
  1. (in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats.
  2. Western U.S. any rude hut.
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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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Examples from the Web for wikiup

Historical Examples

  • He just stuck his nose into old Hagar's wikiup—and one sniff seemed to be about all he wanted.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • Then he saw Peppajee sitting beside his own wikiup, and went to him instead.

    Good Indian

    B. M. Bower

  • This stuff will do for firewood, and in a minute you can take the ax and I will build the wikiup.

    Snowdrift

    James B. Hendryx

  • To his surprise, Brent found that inside the wikiup he could breathe freely.

    Snowdrift

    James B. Hendryx

  • The first of these I saw was in old Jennie Davenport's wikiup.


British Dictionary definitions for wikiup

wikiup

noun
  1. a variant spelling of wickiup
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wickiup

wikiup or wickyup

noun
  1. 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
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Word Origin

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