from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Platte River valley in south-central Nebraska and northern Kansas, with a present-day population in north-central Oklahoma. The Pawnee comprised a confederation of four relatively independent tribes living in permanent villages.
- noun The Caddoan language of the Pawnee.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The person to whom a pawn is delivered as security; one who takes anything in pawn.
- noun See
- noun One of an Indian tribe which formerly dwelt principally in Nebraska and also in Kansas and Texas.
- Of or relating to the Pawnees.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Law) One or two whom a pledge is delivered as security; one who takes anything in pawn.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- proper noun A near-extinct language of
- adjective Relating to the Pawnee people or language.
- noun A person of Pawnee origin or descent.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee
- noun a member of the Pawnee nation formerly living in Nebraska and Kansas but now largely in Oklahoma
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
In the name of Pawnee, she has already tended to an unsightly land pit, resurrected the town's dormant Harvest Festival, and gone head-to-head with the rival neighborhood of Eagleton over a shared park.
In “Parks and Rec”, Pawnee is a real city and KaBOOM! is fake, but in real life KaBOOM! in a real organization and Pawnee is a fake city. xD
U.S. comedian, born Dan Whitney in Pawnee City, Nebraska, Larry the Cable Guy has successfully marketed his blue-collar-based humor to become one of the top grossing stand-up comedians working today.
It is claimed by those who have made a special study of this tribe that the name Pawnee is derived from pa-rik-i, a horn.
The word Pawnee signifies "_exiled_," therefore it does not follow that the three tribes bearing the same name belong to the same nation.
Of course it wasn’t all torture humor in Pawnee last night.
[Footnote 15: The word Pawnee signifies "_exiled_;" therefore it does not follow that the three tribes bearing the same name belong to the same nation.
"I told you the Pawnee were the cleverest, " Jumping Snake repeated so often and so dolefully that the others wanted to silence him, but he was a senior chief with many coups and his lamentations continued.
"We Pawnee, " they told him, and he was reassured, for by this time the Pawnee were the plains Indians most trusted by the white man; during the remaining years of this century they would serve as scouts for the army and as the agency by which other tribes like the Cheyenne, Arapaho and Sioux would be brought under control.
They became agitated and assured him that any man who fought the Pawnee was a friend.