Meaning of Eskimo
Pronunciation: (es'ku-mō"), [key]
— pl. -mos, -mo
- a member of an indigenous people of Greenland, northern Canada, Alaska, and northeastern Siberia, characterized by short, stocky build and light-brown complexion.
- either of two related languages spoken by the Eskimos, one in Greenland, Canada, and northern Alaska, the other in southern Alaska and Siberia. Cf. Inuit, Yupik.
- eskimo (Thesaurus)