Winnebago

Winnebago

[win-uh-bey-goh]
noun, plural Winnebagos (especially collectively) Winnebago for 1.
1.
a member of a North American Indian tribe speaking a Siouan language closely related to Assiniboin, Teton, and Mandan, formerly located in Green Bay, Wis., now living in Green Bay and NE Nebraska.
2.
a lake in E Wisconsin. 30 miles (48 km) long.
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Winnebago (ˌwɪnɪˈbeɪɡəʊ)
 
n , -gos, -go
1.  Lake Winnebago a lake in E Wisconsin, fed and drained by the Fox river: the largest lake in the state. Area: 557 sq km (215 sq miles)
2.  a member of a North American Indian people living in Wisconsin and Nebraska
3.  the language of this people, belonging to the Siouan family

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Winnebago
"Siouan people of eastern Wisconsin," 1766, from Potawatomi winepyekoha, lit. "person of dirty water," in allusion to the muddy or fish-clogged waters of the Fox River below Lake Winnebago. As a type of motor vehicle, attested from 1966.
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