- pl. -·nees′ or -·nee′ a member of a North American Indian people living at various times in the East and Midwest, and now chiefly in Oklahoma
- the Algonquian language of this people
Origin of Shawneeback-formation ; from Shawnese, taken as plural ; from earlier Shawanoes, ultimately ; from Shawnee shaawanooki, literally , people of the south
nounpl. Shawnee or Shaw·nees
- A Native American people formerly inhabiting parts of the Cumberland and central Ohio Valleys, with present-day populations in Oklahoma. The Shawnee figured prominently in the resistance to white settlement of the Ohio Valley in the late 1700s and early 1800s.
- The Algonquian language of the Shawnee.
Origin of ShawneeBack-formation from obsolete Shawnese, from Shawnee shaawanooki, those of the south, Shawnee.