Word of the DaySunday, December 26, 2010
\POU-wou\ , verb;
A ceremony, esp. one accompanied by magic, feasting, and dancing, performed for the cure of disease, success in a hunt, etc.
A council or conference of or with Native Americans.
He had a more detailed phone conversation with the outgoing Paterson to begin hashing out the logistics of taking over. They agreed to powwow in person soon, sources said.
-- Kenneth Lovett, "Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo chats with President Obama, Gov. Paterson one day after triumph," New York Daily News, November, 2010.
Okay, why don't you boys pull up a seat, let's powwow on this.
-- James Howard Kunstler -, World Made by Hand
Powwow derives from the Narragansett tribal word for a spiritual leader who receives guidance from dreams.
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