Definitions

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

  • noun A married Native American man.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Among the American Indians, a married male member of the community; the husband of a squaw.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A married male Indian; a brave; -- correlative of squaw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A male Native American, especially a married one; a brave.

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

  • noun a married male American Indian

Etymologies

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

[Of Massachusett origin.]

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From Penobscot senabe ("man"), compare Abenaki sanôba ("man").

Examples

  • The sannup and the squaw do not get drunk at the same time.

    Local authors

  • The sannup and the squaw do not get drunk at the same time.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Some of them are of Maine origin and have never had occasion to escape to other parts of the country -- sannup, let's say, from Abnaki Indian, "loosely used throughout Maine for a boy-child and usually a mischievous one," coodle, ` a small cove or backwater. '

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IX No 3

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