Meaning of “powwow” in the English Dictionary


"powwow" in English

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uk /ˈpaʊ.waʊ/ us /ˈpaʊ.waʊ/

(Definition of “powwow” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"powwow" in American English

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powwownoun [ C ]

us /ˈpɑʊˌwɑʊ/

an American Indian meeting or gathering for making decisions or for ceremonies or celebrations:

In South Dakota each summer, a Sioux powwow attracts dancers from all over the US.
fig. I’m going home for a family powwow (= discussion) this weekend.

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