Main definitions of Geronimo in English

: Geronimo1Geronimo2

Geronimo1

proper noun

  • (c.1829–1909), Apache chief; Apache name Goyathlay. He led his people in raids on settlers and US troops before surrendering in 1886.

Pronunciation:

Geronimo

/dʒəˈrɒnɪməʊ/

Main definitions of Geronimo in English

: Geronimo1Geronimo2

Geronimo2

exclamation

  • Used to express exhilaration, especially when leaping from a great height or moving at speed.

    ‘Jimmy shouted as he rode—‘Geronimo!’’

Origin

Second World War: by association with Geronimo, adopted as a slogan by American paratroopers.

Pronunciation:

Geronimo

/dʒəˈrɒnɪməʊ/