There are 2 main definitions of Omaha in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

Omaha1

Line breaks: Omaha
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊməhɑː
 
/
A city in eastern Nebraska, on the Missouri River; population 438,646 (est. 2008).

Words that rhyme with Omaha

hoo-ha

Definition of Omaha in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

There are 2 main definitions of Omaha in English:

Share this entry

Share this page

Omaha2

Line breaks: Omaha
Pronunciation: /ˈəʊməhɑː
 
/

noun (plural same or Omahas)

1A member of an American Indian people of NE Nebraska.
Example sentences
  • Although the flow of culture was one-way and La Flesche promoted Americanization among Omahas, she did use her status, within both Omaha and Euramerican society, to help Omahas negotiate federal bureaucracy.
  • The Omaha originally had its settlements along Missouri river in eastern Nebraska
2 [mass noun] The Siouan language of the Omaha, now all but extinct.

adjective

Back to top  
Relating to the Omaha or their language.
Example sentences
  • While most European-American children would not notice the difference between an Arapaho and an Omaha shirt, Indian schoolchildren would appreciate her accuracy.
  • Eventually, members were going to bypass the co-op, choosing instead to pocket the nickel-per-bushel premium for hauling corn to an Omaha terminal and beans to a Sioux City area processor.

Origin

from Omaha umonhon 'upstream people'.

Definition of Omaha in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.