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

  • n. A Native American people inhabiting the southwest United States and northern Mexico. Various Apache tribes offered strong resistance to encroachment on their territory in the latter half of the 19th century. Present-day Apache populations are located in Arizona, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. Any of the Apachean languages of the Apache.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. The languages of any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache.
  • proper n. The town of Apache, Oklahoma (zipcode 73006)
  • n. Any of several Athabascan-speaking peoples of the American southwest excluding Navajo, i.e. Chiricahua, Jicarilla, Lipan, Mescalero, Plains Apache, or Western Apache.
  • n. A person belonging to an Apache people.
  • n. A Parisian gangster.
  • n. AH-64 Apache, a U.S. military helicopter.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the language of the Apache
  • n. any member of Athapaskan tribes that migrated to the southwestern desert (from Arizona to Texas and south into Mexico); fought a losing battle from 1861 to 1886 with the United States and were resettled in Oklahoma
  • n. a Parisian gangster

Etymologies

American Spanish, probably from Zuni ʔaapaču, pl. of paču, Navajo.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
American Spanish, most likely from Zuni ˀa˙paču ("Navajos"). (Wiktionary)

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