noun, plural Win·ne·ba·gos, (especially collectively) Win·ne·ba·go for 1.

a member of a North American Indian tribe speaking a Siouan language closely related to Assiniboin, Teton, and Mandan, formerly located in Green Bay, Wis., now living in Green Bay and NE Nebraska.
Lake, a lake in E Wisconsin. 30 miles (48 km) long.

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Contemporary Examples of winnebago

  • At the wheel of a Winnebago, dubbed the “Mitt Mobile,” Romney fils visited all 99 counties in Iowa.

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    June 29, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for winnebago



Lake Winnebago a lake in E Wisconsin, fed and drained by the Fox river: the largest lake in the state. Area: 557 sq km (215 sq miles)
plural -gos or -go a member of a North American Indian people living in Wisconsin and Nebraska
the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family
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Word Origin and History for winnebago


"Siouan people of eastern Wisconsin," 1766, from Potawatomi winepyekoha, literally "person of dirty water," in reference to the muddy or fish-clogged waters of the Fox River below Lake Winnebago. As a type of motor vehicle, attested from 1966.

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