Origin of GeronimoSp, Jerome, used as a nickname by the Mexicans
A portrait of Geronimo.
- Geronimo is defined as a way to express excitement or happiness, usually when doing something adventurous.
An example of geronimo is what a sky diver would yell before jumping out of a plane.
- The definition of Geronimo was an Apache native American leader.
An example of Geronimo is an Apache leader who fought against the United States and Mexico in the Apache Wars.
Originally Goyathlay. 1829-1909
- A cry before jumping out of or into something (originally by American parachutists).
- Haedo sets forth that a young Arab who had embraced Christianity and had been baptized with the name of Geronimo was captured by a Moorish corsair in 1569 and taken to Algiers.
- The Arabs endeavoured to induce Geronimo to renounce Christianity, but as he steadfastly refused to do so he was condemned to death.
- In 1853 the Fort of the Twenty-four Hours was demolished, and in the angle specified by Haedo the skeleton of Geronimo was found.
- At last he succumbed to the repeated requests of Girolamo or Geronimo Cardano, who swore that he would regard them as an inviolable secret.
- The principal event in the short presidency of his successor, Geronimo Carrion (May 1865 - Nov.