[uh-pahsh, uh-pash; French a-pash]
noun, plural apaches [uh-pah-shiz, uh-pash-iz; French a-pash] .
a Parisian gangster, rowdy, or ruffian.

1735–45, Americanism; < French: Apache

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[uh-pach-ee] .
noun, plural Apaches (especially collectively) Apache.
a member of an Athabaskan people of the southwestern U.S.
any of the several Athabaskan languages of Arizona and the Rio Grande basin.
Military. a two-man U.S. Army helicopter designed to attack enemy armor with rockets or a 30mm gun and equipped for use in bad weather and in darkness.

1915–20; < Mexican Spanish, perhaps < Zuni ʔa·paču Navajos, presumably applied formerly to the Apacheans (Navajos and Apaches) generally

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apache (əˈpɑːʃ, -ˈpæʃ, French apaʃ)
a Parisian gangster or ruffian
[from French: Apache]

Apache (əˈpætʃɪ)
n , Apaches, Apache
1.  a member of a North American Indian people, formerly nomadic and warlike, inhabiting the southwestern US and N Mexico
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Athapascan group of the Na-Dene phylum
[from Mexican Spanish, probably from Zuñi Apachu, literally: enemy]

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1745, from Amer.Sp. (1598), probably from Yavapai (a Yuman language) 'epache "people." Sometimes derived from Zuni apachu "enemy" (cf. F.W. Hodge, "American Indians," 1907), but this seems to have been the Zuni name for the Navajo. Fr. journalistic sense of "Parisian gangster or thug" first attested
1902. Apache dance was the WWI-era equivalent of 1990s' brutal "slam dancing." Fenimore Cooper's Indian novels were enormously popular in Europe throughout the 19c., and comparisons of Cooper's fictional Indian ways in the wilderness and underworld life in European cities go back ro Dumas' "Les Mohicans de Paris" (1854-1859). It is probably due to the imitations of Cooper (amounting almost to plagiarisms) by Ger. author Karl May (1842-1912), that Apaches replaced Mohicans in popular imagination.
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Apache definition

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A open source HTTP server for Unix, Windows NT, and other platforms. Apache was developed in early 1995, based on code and ideas found in the most popular HTTP server of the time, NCSA httpd 1.3. It has since evolved to rival (and probably surpass) almost any other Unix based HTTP server in terms of functionality, and speed. Since April 1996 Apache has been the most popular HTTP server on the Internet, in May 1999 it was running on 57% of all web servers.
It features highly configurable error messages, DBM-based authentication databases, and content negotiation.
Latest version: 1.3.9, as of 1999-10-27.
FAQ (http://apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html).
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Until the fuzzy letdowns of the final act, the movie is a sizzling intellectual apache dance.
Apache pilots rerouted their flights over the bar so they could check out the stash.
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