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[blak-foo t] /ˈblækˌfʊt/
noun, plural Blackfeet (especially collectively) Blackfoot.
a member of a North American tribe of Indians of Algonquian stock.
the Algonquian language of the Blackfeet.
of or relating to the Blackfeet.
Origin of Blackfoot
1785-95; translation of Blackfoot siksíka


[blak-foo t] /ˈblækˌfʊt/
a town in SE Idaho. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Sufficient to say here that the overwhelming numbers of the Blackfoot Indians were too much for their enemies.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
  • "That must be somewheres over on the Blackfoot side," he announced.

    The Gold Girl James B. Hendryx
  • The year of the small-pox scourge was 1837 (not 1828), and it was a Mandan (not a Blackfoot) chief who stole the infected blanket.

  • I wonder that every one in the Blackfoot village was not killed!

  • The Blackfoot country lies to the east of the Rocky Mountains, while he was on the west of the stupendous range.

    Deerfoot in The Mountains Edward S. Ellis
  • "Save yourself if you can," said the chief in the Blackfoot language as he set him loose.

    Daniel Boone John S. C. Abbott
  • The Blackfoot, astonished at the blood all over my front, 347 perhaps, tried to stop but stumbled an' fell and broke his spear.

    The Conquest Eva Emery Dye
  • Prompt was the reply and turn-out of the Blackfoot warriors.

    The Prairie Chief R.M. Ballantyne
British Dictionary definitions for Blackfoot


(pl) -feet, -foot. a member of a group of Native American peoples formerly living in the northwestern Plains
any of the languages of these peoples, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin
C19: translation of Blackfoot Siksika
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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