Synonyms for powwow

Grammar : Noun, verb
Spell : pou-wou
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpaʊˌwaʊ

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Définition of powwow

Origin :
  • 1620s, "priest, sorcerer," from a southern New England Algonquian language (probably Narragansett) powwaw "shaman, medicine man, Indian priest," from a verb meaning "to use divination, to dream," from Proto-Algonquian *pawe:wa "he dreams, one who dreams." Meaning "magical ceremony among North American Indians" is recorded from 1660s. Sense of "council, conference, meeting" is first recorded 1812. Verb sense of "to confer, discuss" is attested from 1780.
  • noun discussion
  • verb discuss
Example sentences :
  • You and Moncourt and I must have a powwow as soon as possible.
  • Extract from : « The Lightning Conductor Discovers America » by C. N. (Charles Norris) Williamson and A. M. (Alice Muriel) Williamson
  • They won't understand it, and they'll get together and have a powwow.
  • Extract from : « A Texas Ranger » by William MacLeod Raine
  • When a powwow was to be held I always sent him to conduct it if I could not go myself.
  • Extract from : « The Arm-Chair at the Inn » by F. Hopkinson Smith
  • Without stopping to call a powwow they summoned all hands to arms.
  • Extract from : « Strange Stories of the Great River » by Abbie Johnston Grosvenor
  • The fire was resurrected, and they sat down to have a powwow.
  • Extract from : « The Boy Scouts in the Maine Woods » by Herbert Carter
  • What do you suppose the powwow of the teachers was all about?
  • Extract from : « The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass » by Allen Chapman
  • No, I could see they wanted to get off alone and hold a powwow.
  • Extract from : « The Quirt » by B.M. Bower
  • I guess it is, but that's an awful bad spot—that's right, Widow, powwow it.
  • Extract from : « The Soldier of the Valley » by Nelson Lloyd
  • A North American Indian powwow would be a fair comparison to the performance which was witnessed on this occasion.
  • Extract from : « The Pearl of India » by Maturin M. Ballou
  • The two boys watched the little squad meet the four Indians, and enter into a powwow with them.
  • Extract from : « The Pioneer Boys on the Great Lakes » by Harrison Adams

Antonyms for powwow

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