American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A frame hut covered with matting, as of bark or brush, used by nomadic Native Americans of North America.
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.
- n. A domed hut, similar to a wigwam, used by some semi-nomadic Native American tribes, particularly in the southwestern and western United States.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Vars of wikiup.
- 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)
“a tree, and have erected a "wickiup" of green pine boughs overlapping like a thatched roof, which will turn off the rain if it comes, and I have advised the others of our party to make similar preparations for a rain.”
“We told the young Greenpeace fund raiser that due to the "low budge = no budget" Rupert Murdock style fiscal philosophy practiced by most of the liberal web site publishers, I couldn't actually give her some dinero, but I could dash right back to my wickiup and pound out a sympathetic column on my new (used) laptop.”
“Well, this was news to me, of course, although her conduct in the wickiup had suggested that she had some such arrangement in mind.”
“But I must have been drunker, for presently he carried me home in one hand (I weighed about fourteen stone then) and dropped me into my wickiup-through the roof, not the door, unfortunately.”
“She was reclining on a blanket at the door of the wickiup, on one elbow, that sturdy little brown body a-gleam in the fireglow as though it had been oiled, and not a stitch on except for the patterned head-band above the cinnamon eyes that gleamed like hot coals, and the tight white leggings that came up to her hips.”
“After the funeral, the Yawner told me I must take my pony to Sonsee-array's wickiup and leave it there-so I did, watched by the whole village, and madam ignored it.”
“They can be just as pert and hoity-toity in a Mimbreno wickiup as they can in a Belgravia drawing-room, believe me.”
“We must find a pretty, secluded spot, he snarled, and build a bower for my bride's reception; we lit on a little pine grove by a brook, and there we built a wickiup-or rather, he did, while I got in the way and made helpful suggestions, and he damned the day he'd ever seen me-and stored it with food and blankets and cooking gear.”
“At the same time he'd no idea of what Spain or Britain or the United States or even Texas really were-dammit, he thought the whole white race was only ten thousand strong, and obviously imagined Queen Victoria living in a wickiup somewhere over the hills.”
“At one time I was in a wickiup, and a dirty old crone was spooning some mush of meat and corn into me; again, I was being carried on a stretcher, with open sky and branches passing overhead.”
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