- Word History
|part of speech:
||a southwestern U.S. state between Mexico and Oklahoma. (abbr.: TX)
||(l.c.) a structure on the upper deck of a steamboat that contains the officers' quarters.
||Texan (adj.), Texan (n.)
means "allies" or "friends" in the Hasinai language. The Hasinai were a federation of Caddo tribes living in eastern Texas when Spaniards started exploring the area around 1528.