Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, with present-day populations in Wisconsin and Nebraska.
  • noun The Siouan language of the Ho-Chunk.

Etymologies

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

[Ho-Chunk ho·čągra, the Ho-Chunk people (usually interpreted as meaning people of the great voice or people of the big fish, in reference to the large sturgeon found in their original territory ) : ho, voice or ho, fish + čąk, big.]

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  • Indian tribe removed from Iowa in 1950.

    December 9, 2010