Definition of powwow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpaʊwaʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpaʊwaʊ//
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  1. 1a meeting of Native Americans
  2. 2(informal or humorous) a meeting for discussion
  3. Word Origin early 17th cent.: from Narragansett powah, powwaw ‘magician’ (literally ‘he dreams’). Narragansett is an extinct Algonquian language.
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