- pl. -·hawks· or -·hawk· a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in the Mohawk Valley of New York and now living in Ontario, Quebec, and New York
- the Iroquoian language of this people
- a haircut characterized by a prominent ridge of longer hair extending along the top of the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck, usually with the sides of the scalp shaven
Origin of MohawkNarragansett mohowawog, literally , man-eaters: origin, originally so named by enemy tribes
of the Mohawks or their language or culture
river in central & E N.Y., flowing into the Hudson: c. 140 mi (225 km)
Origin of Mohawkafter Mohawk
A hairstyle in which the scalp is shaved except for an upright strip of hair that runs across the crown of the head from the forehead to the nape of the neck.
Origin of MohawkAfter Mohawk1.
nounpl. Mohawk or Mo·hawks
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting northeast New York along the Mohawk and upper Hudson Valleys north to the St. Lawrence River, with present-day populations chiefly in southern Ontario and extreme northern New York. The Mohawk were the easternmost member of the Iroquois confederacy.
- The Iroquoian language of the Mohawk.
Origin of MohawkNarragansett Mohowaúg.
- Alternative capitalization of Mohawk (hairstyle).