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Omaha

[oh-muh-haw, -hah] /ˈoʊ məˌhɔ, -ˌhɑ/
noun, plural Omahas (especially collectively) Omaha for 2.
1.
a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River.
2.
a member of a North American Indian people of northeastern Nebraska.
3.
the Siouan language of the Omaha, mutually intelligible with Ponca.
4.
Military. the World War II Allied code name for one of the five D-Day invasion beaches on France's Normandy coast, attacked by American troops.
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  • Omaha, where the opening performance of this exhibition was given, honored Will last year by setting apart one day as "Cody Day."

    Last of the Great Scouts Helen Cody Wetmore
  • One of them he had taken to Omaha and established in the business for which he had fitted her.

    My Antonia Willa Cather
  • They hired a special train at great expense and delay, hoping to overtake us at Omaha.

    The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  • A private school was opened in Omaha in 1897, lasting one year.

    The Deaf Harry Best
  • We started at midday for Omaha, where we arrived in the evening.

British Dictionary definitions for Omaha

Omaha

/ˈəʊməˌhɑː/
noun
1.
a city in E Nebraska, on the Missouri River opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa: the largest city in the state; the country's largest livestock market and meat-packing centre. Pop: 404 267 (2003 est)
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Word Origin and History for Omaha

Siouan Indians of northeastern Nebraska, 1804, perhaps from Omaha umaha, perhaps literally "upstream (people), against the flow."

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Omaha in Culture
Omaha [(oh-muh-haw, oh-muh-hah)]

Largest city in Nebraska.

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