Definition of moccasin telegraph in US English:

moccasin telegraph


  • another term for bush telegraph
    • ‘The word spread by moccasin telegraph from friend to friend, only for the ones who belong, and there was a big response.’
    • ‘So I started actively putting out word in the moccasin telegraph that I was going forward with it, and I started talking to relatives and I told Adam what we were going to have to do.’
    • ‘The moccasin telegraph is the way that things travel, by word of mouth in Native country - the Native way is to visit, and exchange gifts, stories and information.’