Hopi [hoh-pee] EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun, plural Ho·pis, (especially collectively) Ho·pi for 1. a member of a Pueblo Indian people of northern Arizona. a Uto-Aztecan language, the language of the Hopi Indians. Liberaldictionary.com

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  • Origin of Hopi 1875–80, Americanism; Hopi hópi a Hopi person, literally, good, peaceable Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for hopi Historical Examples of hopi

  • We ascribed this wall, however, to the ancestors of the Moki (Hopi).

    A Canyon Voyage

    Frederick S. Dellenbaugh

  • Remember the sacred bull of Egypt and the snake-dance of the Hopi.

    The Tyranny of the Dark

    Hamlin Garland

  • The object of this rite is the fructification of all seeds known to the Hopi.

    Archeological Expedition to Arizona in 1895

    Jesse Walter Fewkes

  • Oraibi is the most western and conservative of the Hopi villages.

    The Indians of the Painted Desert Region

    George Wharton James

  • Not to be strong is to be a bad Hopi, and to be a bad Hopi is to court the disfavor of the gods.

    The Indians of the Painted Desert Region

    George Wharton James

  • British Dictionary definitions for hopi Hopi noun plural -pis or -pi a member of a North American Indian people of NE Arizona the language of this people, belonging to the Shoshonean subfamily of the Uto-Aztecan family Word Origin for Hopi from Hopi Hópi peaceful Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012 Word Origin and History for hopi Hopi

    Pueblo people of the U.S. southwest, from Pueblo hopi, literally “well-mannered, civilized.”

    Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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