noun, plural Chick·a·saws, (especially collectively) Chick·a·saw.

  1. a member of a tribe of North American Indians, formerly in northern Mississippi, now in Oklahoma.
  2. the Muskogean language of the Chickasaw.


  1. plural -saws or -saw a member of a Native American people of N Mississippi
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Muskogean family and closely related to Choctaw

1670s, from Chickasaw Chikasha, the people’s name for themselves.

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