Wickiup meaning

wĭk'ē-ŭp'
A frame hut covered with matting, as of bark or brush, used by nomadic Native Americans of North America.
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A small, temporary dwelling or shelter of grass, brush, etc. over a frame, traditionally used by Indian peoples of the Great Basin and SW U.S.
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Any crude shack or shelter.
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A domed hut, similar to a wigwam, used by some semi-nomadic Native American tribes, particularly in the southwestern and western United States.
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Origin of wickiup

  • Fox wi·kiya·pi house from Proto-Algonquian wi·kiwa·ʔmi
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Though wickiups were built by many Native American peoples, the word apparently comes from a form like wiikiyaapi or wikiyapy meaning "lodge" or "house" in Fox, or wickiop (“house") in Menominee. Wickiup-like structures can found throghout the Southwestern United States, and terms similar to wickiupare present "among Native Americans in Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Idaho, and California".
    From Wiktionary
  • Either way, its ultimate origin is the Proto-Algonquian root *wi·kiwa·ʔmi (“house").
    From Wiktionary
  • Alternatively, the term may be a variant of wikiwam (“wigwam").
    From Wiktionary