wickyup

wickiup

[wik-ee-uhp]
noun
1.
(in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats.
2.
Western U.S. any rude hut.
Also, wickyup, wikiup.


Origin:
1850–55, Americanism; earlier and still dialectally applied to the bark- or mat-covered wigwams of the Upper Great Lakes Indians < Fox wi·kiya·pi house < Proto-Algonquian *wi·kiwa·ʔmi; cf. wigwam

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wickiup, wikiup or wickyup (ˈwɪkɪˌʌp)
 
n
(US), (Canadian) a crude shelter made of brushwood, mats, or grass and having an oval frame, esp of a kind used by nomadic Indians now in Oklahoma and neighbouring states of the US
 
[C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam]
 
wikiup, wikiup or wickyup
 
n
 
[C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam]
 
wickyup, wikiup or wickyup
 
n
 
[C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam]

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