Definition of Sioux in English:


Syllabification: Sioux
Pronunciation: /so͞o

noun (plural same)

  • another term for the Dakota people or their language. See Dakota2.
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    • Before long the Sioux, who can't speak English, let alone French, finds himself fighting for survival on the streets of Marseille.
    • I don't know if Congress included representatives of the Sioux in their deliberations when the legislation was discussed.
    • North Dakota's mascot, by the way, is the fighting Sioux.


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  • Relating to the Sioux or their language.
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    • American Indian of Sioux tribe, Billy Mills, won a race for the first time in his life.
    • Yesterday, President Runningbear began talks with Apache and Sioux tribes in an effort to persuade other Native American nations to join the cause.
    • Smith connects Sioux history with other Plains Indians' experience.


North American French, from Nadouessioux, from Ojibwa (Ottawa dialect) nātowēssiwak, by substitution of the French plural ending -x for the Ojibwa plural -ak.

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