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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Woman, wife (especially if Native American).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A woman, particularly an Indian woman.


From Chinook Jargon, from Nootka, see below. (Wiktionary)



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  • It is spelled with an l--another typo ("keyboardo" will never catch on, I'm afraid)

    June 15, 2007

  • Is this word spelled with the L or without? I like both, though the latter sounds a bit dirty.

    June 15, 2007

  • Chinook Jargon: Woman or wife "She is old Pike's klootchman"

    June 15, 2007