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Bayou Corne in Assumption Parish, Louisiana in 2010
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From Cajun French bayou, from Choctaw bayuk (creek). Doublet of bogue.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈbaɪ.(j)uː/, /ˈbaɪ.oʊ/

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bayou (plural bayous)

  1. A slow-moving, often stagnant creek or river.
  2. A swamp; a marshy (stagnant) body of water.

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Etymology edit

Borrowed from Choctaw bayuk (creek).

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  • IPA(key): /ba.ju/
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  • Rhymes: -ju

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bayou m (plural bayous)

  1. a stagnant body of water left behind by the meandering of the Mississippi River in Louisiana or elsewhere; a bayou

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