nounpl. Ho-Chunk or Ho-Chunks
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting the Green Bay area of Wisconsin, with present-day populations in Wisconsin and Nebraska.
- The Siouan language of the Ho-Chunk. In both senses also called Winnebago.
Origin of Ho-ChunkHo-Chunk ho·čągra, the Ho-Chunk people (usually interpreted as meaning people of the great voice or people of the big fish, in reference to the large sturgeon found in their original territory ) : ho, voice or ho, fish + čąk, big.