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wikiup

[wik-ee-uhp] /ˈwɪk iˌʌp/
noun
1.

wickiup

or wickyup, wikiup

[wik-ee-uhp] /ˈwɪk iˌʌp/
noun
1.
(in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats.
2.
Western U.S. any rude hut.
Origin of wickiup
Fox
1850-1855
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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Historical Examples
  • Stooping he examined it closely and found to his surprise that it was the opening of a shelter tent or wikiup.

  • This stuff will do for firewood, and in a minute you can take the ax and I will build the wikiup.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • The camp was merely a litter of refuse and the ashes of various campfires, with one wikiup standing forlorn in the midst.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • To his surprise, Brent found that inside the wikiup he could breathe freely.

    Snowdrift James B. Hendryx
  • Then he saw Peppajee sitting beside his own wikiup, and went to him instead.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • The first of these I saw was in old Jennie Davenport's wikiup.

  • He makes a wikiup of branches, lights a small fire, and plays solitaire until the weather clears.

    Through Glacier Park Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • The veneer of white men's ways dropped from him when he entered his own wikiup, and he would not speak quickly.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • He just stuck his nose into old Hagar's wikiup—and one sniff seemed to be about all he wanted.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
  • Peppajee sucked hard upon his pipe, took it away from his mouth, and knocked out the ashes upon a pole of the wikiup frame.

    Good Indian B. M. Bower
British Dictionary definitions for wikiup

wikiup

/ˈwɪkɪˌʌp/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of wickiup

wickiup

/ˈwɪkɪˌʌp/
noun
1.
(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
Word Origin
C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam
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