Eskimo - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈeskɪmoʊ|
Brit.  |ˈɛskɪməʊ|


- a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people') (syn: eskimo, esquimau, inuit)
- the language spoken by the Eskimo (syn: eskimo, esquimau)

Word forms

singular: Eskimo
plural: Eskimos or Eskimo
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