bayou

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Cajun French bayou, from Choctaw bayuk (creek).

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bayou (plural bayous)

  1. A slow-moving, often stagnant creek or river.
  2. A swamp, a marshy (stagnant) body of water.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Used almost exclusively to refer to bodies of water in Louisiana and the adjoining areas, including southern Mississippi, eastern Texas, and Arkansas.

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Choctaw bayuk (creek).

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Noun[edit]

bayou (plural bayous)

  1. a stagnant body of water left behind by the meandering of the Mississippi River in Louisiana or elsewhere; a bayou