Definitions

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

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains from the western Carolinas and eastern Tennessee to northern Georgia, with present-day populations in northeast Oklahoma and western North Carolina. The Cherokee were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s after conflict with American settlers over rights to traditional lands.
  • n. A member of this people.
  • n. The Iroquoian language of the Cherokee.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • proper n. An indigenous North American people.
  • proper n. Their Iroquoian language, still spoken in Oklahoma and North Carolina.
  • proper n. A syllabary for the Cherokee language invented by Sequoyah.
  • n. A member of this people.

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

  • n. a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living in the Appalachian Mountains but now chiefly in Oklahoma
  • n. the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee

Etymologies

From Cherokee tsalaki.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • CHEROKEE - Forrest Stamper got the Braves 'scoring started with a safety at the 3: 24 mark in the first quarter, and Cherokee went on to a blowout win over Andrews in the first game at the new $10 million Kinsland Stadium.

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  • Caught a bad case of hooky last week from work (cough, cough) went to the Oconoluftee River in Cherokee N.C. and caught a 30 Brown.

    Fly Swap

  • She was Cherokee from the Carolinas and told me how she had helped feed her family with a "tap stick".

    Slingshot Video

  • MUSKOGEE – A former Muskogee police officer facing theft and stolen property charges in Cherokee, Muskogee and Wagoner counties was charged Wednesday in federal court with possession of a stolen firearm and a misdemeanor count of “stolen valor.” ...

    Lawdermild, Keavin Lee

  • If the Grand Cherokee is any indication of future Chrysler products, there is cause for optimism.

    Most major U.S., foreign automakers see sales jump in October

  • Ledford also faces related charges in Cherokee, Tulsa and Wagoner counties.

    Media Coverage aPRIL 2009

  • MUSKOGEE – A former Muskogee police officer facing theft and stolen property charges in Cherokee, Muskogee and Wagoner counties was charged Wednesday in federal court with possession of a stolen firearm and a misdemeanor count of “stolen valor.”

    KRIS LEDFORD

  • District Court in the District, Tamika Nicole McKay, who dances under the name Cherokee, said she worked approximately 36 hours a week from about March 2007 through January 2010 at the club, four nights a week, without wages.

    Dancer: Strip club didn't pay wages

  • Pictured above: Julie, Linda, and Kristen, three fabulous computer lab teachers from Woodstock Elementary School in Cherokee County School District, Georgia, who joined us at the GaETC conference.

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  • And it's why the old joke goes something like "you know what Mississippi means in Cherokee?"

    August 2005

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