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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wop-i-tee]
    • /ˈwɒp ɪ ti/
    • /ˈwɒp.ɪ.ti/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wop-i-tee]
    • /ˈwɒp ɪ ti/

Definitions of wapiti word

  • noun plural wapiti elk (def 2). 1
  • noun wapiti (US, Canada) The American elk (Cervus elaphus canadensis or Cervus canadensis). It was formerly considered to be in the same species as the European red deer, which it somewhat exceeds in size. 1
  • noun wapiti a large deer, Cervus canadensis, with large much-branched antlers, native to North America and now also common in the South Island of New Zealand 0
  • noun wapiti a large, North American deer (Cervus canadensis) with widely branching antlers and a short tail 0

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Origin of wapiti

First appearance:

before 1806
One of the 41% newest English words
1806, Americanism; < Shawnee wa·piti literally, white rump (equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *wa·p- white + *-etwiy- rump); introduced as an E word by U.S. physician and naturalist Benjamin S. Barton

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wapiti popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 59% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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