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SACHEM

 Dictionary entry overview: What does sachem mean? 

SACHEM (noun)
  The noun SACHEM has 2 senses:

1. a political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)
2. a chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)

  Familiarity information: SACHEM used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SACHEM (noun)


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Meaning:

A political leader (especially of Tammany Hall)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Hypernyms ("sachem" is a kind of...):

pol; political leader; politician; politico (a person active in party politics)


Sense 2sachem [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A chief of a North American tribe or confederation (especially an Algonquian chief)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

sagamore; sachem

Hypernyms ("sachem" is a kind of...):

Indian chief; Indian chieftain (the leader of a group of native Americans)


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