Definition of Padouca in US English:

Padouca

(also Padouka, Paducah, Paduca)

noun

  • A member of a North American Indian people of the southern Great Plains, identified by many authorities with the Plains Apache and in later use with the Comanches. Usually in plural.

adjective

  • Of, relating to, or designating the Padoucas.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From French Padouca from Illinois paatoohka, patoka Comanche from Osage patõkka.

Pronunciation

Padouca

/pəˈduːkə/