noun Etymology: Fox (Algonquian language of the Fox, Sauk, and Kickapoo Indians) wi•kiya•pi house Date: 1843 a hut used by the nomadic Indians of the arid regions of the western and southwestern United States with a usually oval base and a rough frame covered with reed mats, grass, or brushwood; also a rude temporary shelter or hut

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  • Wickiup — Wick i*up Wickyup Wick y*up, n. Vars of {Wikiup}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wickiup — ☆ wickiup [wik′ē up΄ ] n. [< Fox wiikiyaapi, house: orig. referred to houses of the style of Algonquian peoples of the Great Lakes region; akin to WIGWAM] 1. a small, temporary dwelling or shelter of grass, brush, etc. over a frame,… …   English World dictionary

  • wickiup — /wik ee up /, n. 1. (in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats. 2. Western U.S. any rude hut. Also, wickyup, wikiup. [1850 55, Amer.; earlier and still dialectally applied to the bark or mat covered… …   Universalium

  • wickiup — noun /ˈwɪkɪʌp/ a domed hut, similar to a wigwam, used by some semi nomadic Native American tribes …   Wiktionary

  • wickiup — n. American Indian shelter that has a roof made of a framework of poles covered by brush or matting …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wickiup —    (WIK ee up) [Fox: house] Among the nomadic Native American tribes in the western and southwestern United States, a loosely constructed hut made of brushwood or similar material. By extension, any rude hut.    See also wigwam …   Dictionary of foreign words and phrases

  • wickiup — [ wɪkɪʌp] noun an American Indian hut consisting of an oval frame covered with brushwood or grass. Origin from Algonquian …   English new terms dictionary

  • wickiup — wick·i·up …   English syllables

  • wickiup — wick•i•up or wick•y•up or wikiup [[t]ˈwɪk iˌʌp[/t]] n. ant (in Nevada, Arizona, etc.) an American Indian hut made of brushwood or covered with mats • Etymology: 1850–55, amer.; earlier applied to the wigwam of the Upper Great Lakes Indians <… …   From formal English to slang

  • wickiup — n. an American Indian hut of a frame covered with grass etc. Etymology: Fox wikiyap …   Useful english dictionary

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