One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A hut consisting of an oval frame covered with brushwood or grass, formerly used by nomadic peoples in the western and southwestern US.
- ‘Then another full day to set up the tepee and the wickiup.’
- ‘Nothing had felt this good since he had slept in Awi's wickiup, with the Dakota snow outside and the smell of cinnamon and long grass in his nose.’
- ‘Some programs recommend building a wickiup from twigs or digging an emergency snow cave, ‘just like a marmot.’’
- ‘There was some line about, ‘I'll take you to my wickiup,’ or something.’
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