October 6th, 2021

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Word of the Day 10/06/21 Wampum

Wampum (noun)
wampum [ wom-puhm, wawm- ]


noun
1. Also called peag, seawan, sewan. cylindrical beads made from shells, pierced and strung, used by North American Indians as a medium of exchange, for ornaments, and for ceremonial and sometimes spiritual purposes, especially such beads when white but also including the more valuable black or dark-purple varieties.
2. Informal. money.

WORDS RELATED TO WAMPUM
necklace, rosary, choker, pendant, refund, buck, supply, payment, note, currency, security, reserve, investment, stock, chaplet, pearls, necklet, wherewithal, coin, pledge

See synonyms for wampum on Thesaurus.com

Origin: First recorded in 1630–40; short for wampumpeag

HOW TO USE WAMPUM IN A SENTENCE
America with lakes of lucre, waves of wampum, a Superstorm Sandy of simoleons, a Hurricane Katrina of cash.
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS VIOLATED MY RIGHT TO CHAINSAW|P. J. O’ROURKE|APRIL 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST

Take blankets and beads to the Wyandots and watch them hang up white wampum.
A VIRGINIA SCOUT|HUGH PENDEXTER

But wampum, like the race for whom it was made, was unable to hold its ground against the advancing civilization.
A SHORT HISTORY OF RHODE ISLAND|GEORGE WASHINGTON GREENE

The beads found in them are very like those which the barbarous Indians called wampum and used as money.
THE STORY OF THE THIRTEEN COLONIES|H. A. (HLNE ADELINE) GUERBER

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