Complete Definition of "powwow"

English

Etymology
From Algonquian or Massachusett pauwau or Narragansett powwaw or Natick pauwau, practicioner of macic, a shaman

Noun
en-noun

  1. A Native American council or meeting
  2. A Native American shaman, or a ritual conducted by such a shaman
  3. informal A short, private conference

Verb
to powwow

  1. intransitive to hold such a meeting

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