Main definitions of Geronimo in English

: Geronimo1Geronimo2

Geronimo1

proper noun

  • (c.1829–1909), Apache chief; Apache name Goyathlay. He resisted white encroachment on tribal lands in Arizona by leading his people in raids on settlers and US troops before he surrendered in 1886.

Pronunciation:

Geronimo

/jəˈränəˌmō/

Main definitions of Geronimo in English

: Geronimo1Geronimo2

Geronimo2

exclamation

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation:

Geronimo

/jəˈränəˌmō/