noun (plural apaches pronounced same)
- Vintage apache depicted a tough guy throwing a woman around the stage.
- They whirl out of the clinch, as in an apache dance.
- Their battle is an apache dance, the black throwing the blond to the floor, the blond locking his legs around his opponent.
Early 20th century: French, from Apache, by association with the reputed ferocity of the American Indian people.
- Historically recorded groups include Apaches, Comanches, Kickapoos, and Kiowas.
- The last holdouts were the Apaches of Arizona and New Mexico.
- Scholars at one time assumed that the arrival of the Apaches and Navajos played a role in the abandonment of those ancient centers of civilization.
- He even said two Apache elders had been invited to help to translate passages of the script into Apache.
- Tracking and awareness are the same word in Apache.
- Moving through the boys, Mike made quiet greetings with his relatives in Spanish, English, and Apache.
adjectiveBack to top
- Bona fide featurettes include spots on the evolution of the story of the movie, the actual filming, casting the film, the score, and a bit about the Apache language.
- At one time an Army scout fluent in the Apache language, Horn has been credited with mediating the surrender of the great chief Geronimo to General Nelson A. Miles.
- Call me Geronimo, most famous of all Apache medicine men, but that is a name the Mexican soldiers gave to me; originally I was called Goyathlay, or, One Who Yawns.
From Mexican Spanish, probably from Zuni Apachu, literally 'enemy'.
Words that rhyme with Apachecatchy, patchy, scratchy, snatchy
Definition of apache in:
- British & World English dictionary
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.