Definition of Powwow

1. Noun. (informal) a quick private conference.

Exact synonyms: Huddle
Language type: Colloquialism
Generic synonyms: Conference, Group Discussion
Member holonyms: Huddler



2. Verb. Hold a powwow, talk, conference or meeting. "Sam wants to powwow with Sue "
Generic synonyms: Discuss, Hash Out, Talk Over

3. Noun. A council of or with Native Americans.
Generic synonyms: Council

Definition of Powwow

1. n. A priest, or conjurer, among the North American Indians.

2. v. i. To use conjuration, with noise and confusion, for the cure of disease, etc., as among the North American Indians.

Definition of Powwow

1. Noun. A Native American council or meeting ¹

2. Noun. A Native American shaman, or a ritual conducted by such a shaman ¹

3. Noun. (informal) A short, private conference ¹

4. Verb. (intransitive) to hold such a meeting ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Powwow

1. to hold a conference [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Powwow

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powre
powred
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powrefull
powrefully
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pows
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powter
powtered
powtering
powters
powwaw
powwow (current term)
powwowed
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pox
poxed
poxes
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poxiest
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poxviruses
poxy

Literary usage of Powwow

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1. History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850 by John William De Forest (1851)
"It happened that there was at this time in the village a sick child, whom a powwow had undertaken to cure by means of the usual writhings, grimaces and ..."

2. History of the Indians of Connecticut from the Earliest Known Period to 1850 by John William De Forest (1853)
"It happened that there was at this time in the village a sick child, whom a powwow had undertaken to cure by means of the usual writhings, grimaces and ..."

3. The Connecticut River and the Valley of the Connecticut: Three Hundred and by Edwin Munroe Bacon (1906)
"... the Cods Country killed by Indian Threats — A great powwow at " Number 4" — Captain Powers's Exploring Expedition — Interruption of Wentworth's Scheme ..."

4. Plymouth and the Pilgrims: Or, Incidents of Adventure in the History of the by Joseph Banvard (1851)
"A powwow executed. ABOUT the beginning of July, 1622, two vessels came round. Cape Cod, and in a few hours anchored in the harbor of Plymouth. ..."

5. The Pearl of India by Maturin Murray Ballou (1894)
"Regular Heathen powwow. — Singhalese Music. — Emulating Midnight Tomcats. — Chronic Beggary. — The Old Parisian Woman with Wooden Legs. ..."

6. History in the Elementary Schools: Methods, Courses of Study, Bibliographies by Wilber F. Bliss (1911)
"... APPENDIX AN INDIAN powwow Prepared for Second Grade, Training School, San Diego State Normal School, by Lillian Anderson and Mabel Riedy, 1908. ..."

7. New Ideas for Work and Play: What a Girl Can Make and Do by Lina Beard, Adelia Belle Beard (1902)
"573 gives an example of a girl's powwow letter. You may invent as many designs as you choose, that will be part of the fun of Indian writing. Fig. ..."

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