Definition of Otoe in US English:

Otoe

(also Oto)

noun

  • 1A member of a Sioux people formerly living along the Missouri River in eastern Nebraska and now in Oklahoma, where they are one component of the people formally known as the Otoe-Missouria Tribe.

  • 2The Siouan Chiwere language of this people.

adjective

  • Of or designating the Otoe people or their language.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From French Oto, shortened from Otoctatas, via Illinois from an unrecorded form in Oto matching Osage Wadochtáta and other cognates; compare later Oto watótta.

Pronunciation

Otoe

/ˈəʊtəʊ/