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



BrE BrE//ˈwɪɡwæm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪɡwɑːm//
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a type of tent, shaped like a dome or cone, used by Native Americans in the past see also tepee Word Originearly 17th cent.: from Ojibwa (an Algonquian language) wigwaum, Algonquian wikiwam ‘their house’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wigwam