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wigwam

[ wig-wom, -wawm ]SEE DEFINITION OF wigwam

Synonyms for wigwam

  • dwelling
  • home
  • lodge
  • shelter
  • tent
  • tepee
  • wickiup
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The boys lay down as usual in the wigwam in the midst of the family.

The boys lay down as usual in the wigwam, in the midst of the family.

He then threw to them the morsel of moose-meat he had taken from the wigwam.

My father was a chief; he had plenty meat and corn in his wigwam.

He comes into my Wigwam on all manner of occasions, and with the absurdest ‘Medicine.’

The African magician I find it very difficult to exclude from my Wigwam too.

Evidently Caughnega had begun his work, for he was now ready to enter his wigwam.

Into the heart of each there leaped the desire that she might tend his wigwam fire.

Inside the wigwam, a deerskin curtain separated them from each other.

You alone lifted the blanket from your wigwam door and bade me enter.

WORD ORIGIN

1620s, from Algonquian (probably Eastern Abenaki) wikewam "a dwelling," said to mean literally "their house;" also said to be found in such formations as wikiwam and Ojibwa wiigiwaam and Delaware wiquoam.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WIGWAM

camp

nounsite for outdoor living

tent

nounportable canvas shelter
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