Definition of Berdashes

1. Noun. (plural of berdash) ¹



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Definition of Berdashes

1. berdash [n] - See also: berdash

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Berdashes

berberis
berberises
berberries
berberry
berborite
berborites
bercaries
bercary
berceau
berceaux
berceuse
berceuses
berdaches
berdash
berdashes (current term)
berdesinskiite
bere
bereave
bereaved
bereavement
bereavements
bereaven
bereaver
bereavers
bereaves
bereaving
berede
bereft
bereft of(p)

Literary usage of Berdashes

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1. The Jesuit Relations and Allied Documents: Travels and Explorations of the by Jesuits, Reuben Gold Thwaites (1901)
"... 43, 54, 223-225, 55, 185, 219-221, 58, 49, 67; religious ideas, 50, 289, 51, 45, 61, 149-151; mode of life, 51, 43; berdashes among, 59, 31o. ..."

2. Early Western Travels, 1748-1846: A Series of Annotated Reprints of Some of by Reuben Gold Thwaites (1907)
"... crimes and penalties, 282; courtship and marriage, 279, 280; chastity, 282, 283, 295, 334; polygamy, 278; berdashes, 284; domestic relations, 283, 284; ..."

3. The Trail of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1904: A Story of the Great Exploration by Olin Dunbar Wheeler (1904)
"... a number of squaws and men dressed like squaws [either berdashes, or hermaphrodites, or men adjudged cowards] brought corn to trade for small articles ..."

4. New Voyages to North-America by Louis Armand de Lom d'Arce Lahontan, Victor Hugo Paltsits (1905)
"... Patriarchal Theory (London, 1885). — ED. 2 See Marquette's description of the class called " berdashes," in Jet. Rel., llx, pp. 129, 309, 310. —ED. ..."

5. The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803: Explorations by Early Navigators by Emma Helen Blair, James Alexander Robertson, Edward Gaylord Bourne (1906)
"Cf. the "berdashes" among the North American Indians; see Jesuit Relations (Cleveland reissue), lix, pp. ..."

6. The Book of Costume: Or, Annals of Fashion: From the Earliest Period to the by Mary Margaret (Stanley) Egerton Wilton, Lady of rank (1846)
"... berdashes, and lastly, cravats, were worn. In Walpole's " Anecdotes of Painting," we find that in the reign of George I. " the habits of the times were ..."

7. Original Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition by Reuben Gold Thwaites (2001)
"... men who have been found by travellers and explorers among most of the Southern and Western tribes ; they are commonly called " berdashes " (a corruption ..."

8. Nuttall's Journal of Travels Into the Arkansa Territory October 2, 1818 by Thomas Hulme, Thomas Nuttall, Reuben Gold Thwaites, Fernand Pierre Guéguen (1907)
"... 257; marriage-presents, Vu, 284, ХШ, 125; Christian marriage-rites, XXIX, 128, 256,, XXX, 237; berdashes, XXIII, 283; intermarriage with whites, I, 178, ..."

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