from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A frame hut covered with matting, as of bark or brush, used by nomadic Native Americans of North America.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A domed hut, similar to a wigwam, used by some semi-nomadic Native American tribes, particularly in the southwestern and western United States.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Vars of wikiup.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Hence any small hut or shanty.
- n. An American Indian house or hut; especially, a rude hut, as of brushwood, such as is built by the Apaches and other low tribes: in distinction from the tepee of skins stretched on stacked lodge-poles. Wickiups are built on the spot as required, and are not moved.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a lodge consisting of a frame covered with matting or brush; used by nomadic American Indians in the southwestern United States
Fox wiikiyaapi, wigwam.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Though wickiups were built by many different tribes, the word apparently comes from wiikiyaapi or wikiyapy meaning "lodge" or "house" in the Sac and Fox or Mesquakie language." "Wickiups" could be found in the Southwestern United States region. More specifically the term was present "among Native Americans in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, and California" and originated from the Sac and Fox, two dialects of the same language that belong to the Algonquian language family. Algonquian, a language spoken by many tribes, should not to be confused with Algonquin, the people of a tribe closer to Ottawa. By 2007 the language was spoken by about seven hundred members of the tribe in Kansas, Nebraska, and Oklahoma. Perhaps a variant of wikiwam ‘wigwam’. (Wiktionary)