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wickiup or wikiup or or wickyup (ˈwɪkɪˌʌp )



  1. (US & and Canadian) a crude shelter made of brushwood, mats, or grass and having an oval frame, esp of a kind used by nomadic Indians now in Oklahoma and neighbouring states of the US

Word Origin

C19: from Sac, Fox, and Kickapoo wikiyap; compare wigwam


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