Definition of neechee in English:

neechee

(also neche, neeche, nitchie)

Pronunciation /ˈniːtʃiː/

noun

derogatory Canadian
  • A North American Indian.

    Formerly also, among North American (especially Canadian) Indians (without negative connotations): a friend.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in John Long (fl. 1768–1791). From Ojibwa ni:či friend (used between men), vocative of ni:kka:niss my (a man's) male friend.