pl. -·ches or -·che
- a member of a North American Indian people that formerly ranged from the Platte River to the Mexican border and now lives in Oklahoma
- the Shoshone dialect of this people
Origin of ComancheMexican Spanish ; from Ute komanchi, stranger
nounpl. Comanche or Co·man·ches
- A member of a Native American people formerly ranging over the southern Great Plains from western Kansas to northern Texas and now located in Oklahoma. The Comanche became nomadic buffalo hunters after migrating south from Wyoming in the 18th century.
- The Uto-Aztecan language of the Comanche.
Origin of ComancheSpanish, from Ute k&istroke;mmanči.
- Of or pertaining to the Comanche people, culture, or language.