Apache



a Parisian gangster, rowdy, or ruffian.
a member of an Athabaskan people of the southwestern U.S.
any of the several Athabaskan languages of Arizona and the Rio Grande basin.
Military. a two-man U.S. Army helicopter designed to attack enemy armor with rockets or a 30mm gun and equipped for use in bad weather and in darkness.
Contemporary Examples

These questions have haunted the posthumous reputation of apache warrior Geronimo.
The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo Marc Wortman December 4, 2012

I visited the apache Point Observatory in New Mexico two years ago, where the telescope taking data for BOSS is located.
Using Black Holes to Measure Dark Energy, Like a BOSS Matthew R. Francis April 12, 2014

He lived in an apache tribal culture in which blood family and its extension as clan, or band, held supreme importance.
The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo Marc Wortman December 4, 2012

The administration has been trying to speed up the delivery of F-16 fighter jets and 24 apache helicopters to Iraq.
Exclusive: Putin’s Pilots Set to Fly Over Iraq Josh Rogin June 30, 2014

Centuries of violence between Mexican and apache inevitably splashed Americans with blood.
The Bin Laden of His Day? A New Biography of Geronimo Marc Wortman December 4, 2012

Historical Examples

Roberts picked up from the fort a Mescalero apache famous as a trailer.
Oh, You Tex! William Macleod Raine

His face was as copper-colored as an apache’s and as motionless.
Two Thousand Miles Below Charles Willard Diffin

Amongst others, a middle-aged and particularly garrulous apache lady visited the American bivouac.
Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine, Vol. 71, No. 438, April 1852 Various

At the edge of the trail the apache took off the hoof-pads and returned to the cage.
Bloom of Cactus Robert Ames Bennet

“Break no brush and make all tracks like an apache on the trail,” she said.
The Treasure Trail Marah Ellis Ryan

noun
a Parisian gangster or ruffian
noun
(pl) Apaches, Apache. a member of a North American Indian people, formerly nomadic and warlike, inhabiting the southwestern US and N Mexico
the language of this people, belonging to the Athapascan group of the Na-Dene phylum

1745, from American Spanish (1598), probably from Yavapai (a Yuman language) ‘epache “people.” Sometimes derived from Zuni apachu “enemy” (cf. F.W. Hodge, “American Indians,” 1907), but this seems to have been the Zuni name for the Navajo.

French journalistic sense of “Parisian gangster or thug” first attested 1902. Apache dance was the World War I-era equivalent of 1990s’ brutal “slam dancing.” Fenimore Cooper’s Indian novels were enormously popular in Europe throughout the 19c., and comparisons of Cooper’s fictional Indian ways in the wilderness and underworld life in European cities go back to Dumas’ “Les Mohicans de Paris” (1854-1859). It is probably due to the imitations of Cooper (amounting almost to plagiarisms) by German author Karl May (1842-1912) that Apaches replaced Mohicans in popular imagination. Also cf. Mohawk.
World-Wide Web, project
A open source HTTP server for Unix, Windows NT, and other platforms. Apache was developed in early 1995, based on code and ideas found in the most popular HTTP server of the time, NCSA httpd 1.3. It has since evolved to rival (and probably surpass) almost any other Unix based HTTP server in terms of functionality, and speed. Since April 1996 Apache has been the most popular HTTP server on the Internet, in May 1999 it was running on 57% of all web servers.
It features highly configurable error messages, DBM-based authentication databases, and content negotiation.
Latest version: 1.3.9, as of 1999-10-27.
(http://apache.org/httpd.html).
FAQ (http://apache.org/docs/misc/FAQ.html).
(1999-10-27)
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