from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast New York along the Mohawk and upper Hudson valleys north to the St. Lawrence River, with present-day populations chiefly in southern Ontario and extreme northern New York. The Mohawk were the easternmost member of the Iroquois confederacy.
- n. A member of this people.
- n. The Iroquoian language of the Mohawk.
- n. A hairstyle in which the scalp is shaved except for an upright strip of hair that runs across the crown of the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- proper n. An indigenous people of North America originally from the Mohawk Valley in upstate New York to southern Quebec and eastern Ontario, the easternmost of the Iroquois Five Nations.
- proper n. The Iroquoian language spoken by these North American indigenous people.
- n. An individual member of the Mohawk people.
- n. A hairstyle where both sides are shaved, with the hair along the crest of the head kept long, and usually styled so as to stand straight up.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- proper n. One of a tribe of Indians who formed part of the Five Nations. They formerly inhabited the valley of the Mohawk River.
- proper n. One of certain ruffians who infested the streets of London in the time of Addison, and took the name from the Mohawk Indians.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of a tribe of American Indians of the Huron-Iroquois family, situated along the Mohawk river. It was the easternmost of the Five Nations. See Iroquois.
- n. A ruffian; specifically [cap. or lowercase], one of those who infested the streets of London about the beginning of the eighteenth century: so called from the Indian tribe of that name.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a member of the Iroquoian people formerly living along the Mohawk River in New York State
- n. the Iroquoian language spoken by the Mohawk
- n. haircut in which the head is shaved except for a band of hair down the middle of the scalp
After Mohawk1.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An exonym, probably from an Narragansett word meaning "they eat (animate things)", "cannibals". The phoneme /m/ is not present in the Mohawk language; the Mohawk autonym is Kanien'kehá:ka (Kanienkehaka, Kanyenkehaka). (Wiktionary)