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Powpow

powpow

1. A priest, or conjurer, among the North American indians. Be it sagamore, sachem, or powwow. (Longfellow)

2. Conjuration attended with great noise and confusion, and often with feasting, dancing, etc, performed by indians for the cure of diseases, to procure success in hunting or in war, and for other purposes.

3. Hence: Any assembly characterised by noise and confusion; a noisy frolic or gathering.


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