Definition of Geronimo from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



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(c. 1829-1909) an Apache who led his people in Arizona against the US Army and the white people who settled there. After fighting for ten years (1876-86), Geronimo surrendered and finally settled in Oklahoma as a farmer. In World War II US military paratroopers used to shout his name as they jumped from their planes, to give themselves courage. Today, people often do this when jumping from a high place or doing something dangerous.
Once I moved about like wind. Now I surrender to you and that is all.