Meaning of baggataway in English:


Pronunciation /bəˈɡatəweɪ/


(also bagataway)
  • The game of lacrosse, especially as played by certain indigenous peoples of eastern Canada and the midwestern and northeastern United States, using sticks incorporating a net at one end, by means of which players attempt to drive a ball into the opposing team's goal.

    Also formerly called Indian ball.


Early 19th century; earliest use found in Alexander Henry (1739–1824). From Ojibwa baaga’adowe plays lacrosse from baaga’- (from baag- to knock, strike + -a’, forming verbs for actions using a hand-held tool) + -adow-, apparently in sense ‘ball’ + -e, forming verbs.