Choctaw

[chok-taw]
noun, plural Choctaws (especially collectively) Choctaw for 1.
1.
a member of a large Muskhogean tribe of North American Indians, formerly living chiefly in southern Mississippi, now in Oklahoma.
2.
the language of the Choctaw, closely related to Chickasaw.
3.
something unintelligible, as speech, illegible handwriting, or an ineffectual explanation; gibberish: My best efforts at clarity were Choctaw to him.
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choctaw (ˈtʃɒktɔː)
 
n
skating a turn from the inside edge of one skate to the outside edge of the other or vice versa
 
[C19: after Choctaw]

Choctaw (ˈtʃɒktɔː)
 
n , -taws, -taw
1.  a member of a Native American people of Alabama
2.  the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family
 
[C18: from Choctaw Chahta]

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Choctaw
1722, from Choctaw Chahta, of uncertain meaning, but also said to be from Sp. chato "flattened," for the tribe's custom of flattening the heads of male infants. As a figure skating step, first recorded 1892.
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Example sentences for choctaw
Choctaw women painted in white would adopt and name commissioners as kin.
My connection with the choctaw indians was brought about incidentally maj.
Many choctaw adults learned to speak the language before speaking english.
Choctaws today wear choctaw clothing mainly for special events.
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