Definition of


  1. (noun, person) a member of the large western branch of Sioux people which was made up of several groups that lived on the plains

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Synonyms of Teton

lakota, teton dakota, teton sioux

Alternate forms of Teton

Hyponyms: brule, hunkpapa, miniconju, ogalala, oglala, sihasapa, two kettle

Hypernyms: siouan, sioux

Origin of the word Teton

  1. member of a western Sioux people, 1806, from Dakota titonwan, lit. "dwellers on the prairie," from thi + huwa. Not related to the Grand Teton mountain range. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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