- pl. Osag′es or Osage′ a member of a North American Indian people that migrated, over time, from the east coast of the U.S. to the Piedmont, then to Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma
- the Siouan language of this people
Origin of Osage; from Osage Wazhazhe
river in central Mo. & E Kans., flowing east into the Missouri: c. 500 mi (805 km)
Origin of Osageafter Osage
nounpl. Osage or O·sag·es
- A member of a Native American people formerly inhabiting western Missouri and later southeast Kansas, with a present-day population in north-central Oklahoma. Substantial oil reserves were discovered on Osage lands in the early 1900s.
- The Siouan language of the Osage.
Origin of OsageFrench, from Osage wazházhe, ethnic self-designation.