Definition of Chichimec in English:

Chichimec

Syllabification: Chi·chi·mec
Pronunciation: /ˈCHēCHəˌmek
 
/

noun (plural same or Chichimecs)

1A member of a group of indigenous peoples, including the Toltecs and the Aztecs, dominant in central Mexico from the 10th to the 16th centuries.
More example sentences
  • According to Clavijero the Toltecs came to Mexico about A.D.648, the Chichimecs in 1170, and the Aztecs in 1196.
  • These the Chichimecs considered to be descended from the Toltecs of Tollan, the ‘Place of the Reeds,’ the fabled central Mexican city, a place of divine creation and the cradle of human civilization.
  • No satisfactory explanation for this collapse has been offered, although sacking by rival Chichimecs is one possibility.
2The Uto-Aztecan language of the Chichimec.

Origin

Spanish, from Nahuatl.

Definition of Chichimec in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day vituperate
Pronunciation: vɪˈtjuːpəreɪt
verb
blame or insult (someone) in strong language...