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Kiwanis

[ki-wah-nis] /kɪˈwɑ nɪs/
noun
1.
an organization founded in 1915 for the promulgation of higher ideals in business, industrial, and professional life.
Origin
allegedly < American Indian: to make oneself known
Related forms
Kiwanian, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Kiwanis

Kiwanis

/kɪˈwɑːnɪs/
noun
1.
a North American organization of men's clubs founded in 1915 to promote community service
Derived Forms
Kiwanian, noun
Word Origin
C20: alleged to be from an American Indian language: to make oneself known
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Word Origin and History for Kiwanis

businessmen's and professionals' society, formed in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., in 1915, the name is of obscure meaning.

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