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[moh-hee-kuh n] /moʊˈhi kən/
noun, plural Mohicans (especially collectively) Mohican.
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Of the motives of the Iroquois the Mohican could judge only by their acts.

    The Pathfinder James Fenimore Cooper
  • "Uncas will stay," the young Mohican calmly answered in English.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • The marsh has remained unchanged since the days when the Mohican Indians speared fish there.

    The Log of the Sun William Beebe
  • The violence of the exertion cast the young Mohican at his side.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • We will load the back of this Mohican until he staggers under our bounty, and despatch him after my young men.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • Whenever we had met a dark-haired person, he had said to me: "Do you think that is a Mohican?"

    A Jolly Fellowship Frank R. Stockton
  • Duncan complied; and the Mohican, who had been an attentive listener to the discourse, readily undertook the office.

    The Last of the Mohicans James Fenimore Cooper
  • It was the Mohican and Lenape who veiled their faces, not the Iroquois.

    The Reckoning Robert W. Chambers
  • There is a strong affinity between the Shawnee and the Mohican dialects.

    Legends of The Kaw Carrie de Voe
  • Wall, yer aint the sort as ships aboard the Mohican every time.

British Dictionary definitions for Mohican


a punk hairstyle in which the head is shaved at the sides and the remaining strip of hair is worn stiffly erect and sometimes brightly coloured
a person wearing such a hairstyle


/ˈməʊɪkən; məʊˈhiːkən/
(pl) -cans, -can. a member of a North American Indian people formerly living along the Hudson river and east of it
the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for Mohican

from Mahican (Algonquian) ma:hi:kan "people of the tidal estuary." Spelling with -o- popularized by James Fenimore Cooper's novel.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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