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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A member of the Parisian underworld.
  • n. A thug; a ruffian.

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  • n. Alternative capitalization of Apache, a Parisian gangster.

Etymologies

French, from Apache, Apache Indian; see Apache.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French apache (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • He belonged to the "apache" type, and had come out of one of those foul lairs which lie hidden behind the white beauty of Paris -- yet he spoke with a terrible eloquence which kept me fascinated.

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  • And the partner on my right hand was an 'apache' from Montmartre;

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  • Because it lets you use a tool you already know how to use: a web browser, But to build a web-based file sharing system, you need to install a HTTP-server such as apache or IIS, configure a database server such as MySQL or MS SQL SERVER and then build your system with HTML pages and scripts of PHP, Perl, ASP, VBScript, Javascript, and so on.

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  • As for patch servers being http / ftp servers that was pretty much my idea, they don't need to be very complex and existing technology such as apache will work just fine.

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  • Apache is a highly dramatic dance associated in popular culture with Parisian street culture in the beginning of 20th century. The name of the dance is pronounced ah-PAHSH (not ah-PATCH-ee, like the Native American tribe). The dance is named after the nickname of street gang members, Apaches.

    The dance is very brutal to the woman, and sometimes said to reenact a "discussion" between pimp and prostitute. It includes mock slaps and punches, the man picking up and throwing the woman to the ground, or lifting and carrying her while struggling or feigning unconsciousness. In some examples, the woman may fight back.

    _Wikipedia

    February 25, 2008