Help Wordnik hunt for a million missing words by backing our Kickstarter!


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A ceremony of the Pawnee Indians, intended to benefit certain individuals by bringing to them the promise of children, long life, and plenty, and establishing at the same time a bond between the persons taking part in it, thus insuring friendship and peace between different clans or tribes.


Sorry, no etymologies found.



Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.