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verb 
  1. (dated, jocular, insulting) to smoke
    • 1896, F J Stimsom, King Noanett: A Story of Old Virginia and the Massachusetts Bay, p. 254:
    • :"Givum dinner; pipe," was all that we could get out of Quatchett.
    • 1968, Joan Baez, Daybreak, p. 17:
    • :We ran up to him and danced around him like Indians and then stopped and puffed on a big stick and handed it to him saying, "Smokum peace pipe."
    • 2003, Stephen Brown, John F Sherry, eds. Time, Space and the Market: Retroscapes Rising, p. 127:
    • :Historyland... sought to present a historical image of Native Americans ... different from the "Ugh! We- peace-pipe" images once presented at Knott's Berry Farms.
    • 2004, Henry Bailey Stevens, Johnny Appleseed And Paul Bunyan: A Play of American Folklore in Three Acts with Prologue, p. 47:
    • :He say tree, "Be good Indian." He say Indian, "Be good tree." We swear by Great Spirit. We pipe.
Etymology: Blend of the verb, smoke, and -um, a suffix used to mark transitive verbs in the trade pidgins used between English-speakers and American Indians. It is used derogatorily in English and is incorrectly added to any verb, transitive or not.


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