Meaning of apache

a•pache

Pronunciation: (u-päsh', u-pash' Fr. a-pash'), [key]
— pl. a•paches
  1. a Parisian gangster, rowdy, or ruffian.

A•pach•e

Pronunciation: (u-pach'ē), [key]
— pl. A•pach•es, A•pach•e.
  1. a member of an Athabaskan people of the southwestern U.S.
  2. any of the several Athabaskan languages of Arizona and the Rio Grande basin.
  3. 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.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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