- pl. -·saws· or -·saw· a member of a North American Indian people that formerly lived in N Mississippi and Alabama and now lives in Oklahoma
- the Muskogean language of this people, closely related to Choctaw
Origin of Chickasawfrom Chickasaw chikashsha, a self-designation, or a Muskogean cognate of this
nounpl. Chick·a·saw, or Chick·a·saws
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast Mississippi and northwest Alabama, now located in south-central Oklahoma. The Chickasaw were removed to Indian Territory in the 1830s.
- The Muskogean language of the Chickasaw.
(plural Chickasaws or Chickasaw)
- A member of this tribe.
From Chickasaw chikashsha.