noun Etymology: Siwash, fictional college in stories by George Fitch died 1915 American author Date: 1936 a small usually inland college that is notably provincial in outlook <
cheer for dear old Siwash

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  • siwash — I. ˈsīˌwȯsh, wäsh noun ( es) Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Chinook Jargon, from French sauvage savage, from Middle French more at savage 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Siwash — /suy wosh, wawsh/, n. a conventional designation for any small, provincial college or for such colleges collectively (often prec. by old): students from old Siwash. [after a fictional college of the same name in At Good Old Siwash (1911) and… …   Universalium

  • siwash — /suy wosh, wawsh/, Pacific Northwest, Northwest Canada, and Alaska. n. 1. (sometimes cap.) Disparaging and Offensive. a North American Indian. v.i. 2. to camp out without a tent or supplies. [1830 40; < Chinook Jargon < North American F sauvage… …   Universalium

  • Siwash — [ sʌɪwɒʃ] noun derogatory 1》 an American Indian of the northern Pacific coast. 2》 another term for Chinook Jargon. Origin Chinook Jargon, from Canad. Fr. sauvage wild …   English new terms dictionary

  • siwash — si·wash …   English syllables

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