A body of water, such as a creek or small river, that is a tributary of a larger body of water.
In some parts of the S U.S., a sluggish, marshy inlet or outlet of a lake, river, etc.
Webster's New World
A sluggish stream that meanders through lowlands, marshes, or plantation grounds.
A slow-moving, often stagnant creek or river.
Other Word Forms of Bayou
Origin of Bayou
Louisiana French bayouque, bayou possibly from Choctaw bayuk
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Cajun French bayou, from Choctaw bayuk (“creek”).
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