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1. potlatch

noun. ['ˈpɑːtˌlætʃ'] a ceremonial feast held by some Indians of the northwestern coast of North America (as in celebrating a marriage or a new accession) in which the host gives gifts to tribesmen and others to display his superior wealth (sometimes, formerly, to his own impoverishment).

Synonyms

  • ceremonial occasion
  • fete
  • ceremony
  • observance
  • ceremonial
  • feast

Antonyms

  • nonconformity
  • noncompliance
  • nonobservance
  • inattention

Etymology

  • potlatch (Chinook jargon)

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Rhymes with Potlatch

  • whitlatch
  • whitlatch

Sentences with potlatch


1. Noun, singular or mass
The potlatch was a big part of social life in the Pacific Northwest.

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