Pronounced: SKWAH-chee, noun
Notes: Also squatcho; I was playing a trivia game and it asked me what this was, and I had no idea. This may be unfair, because it appears that this word may be a “sniglet”: so, if you don’t know squatchee/squatcho or even sniglet, I’ll discuss it tomorrow in the background.
The word bayou means “a sluggish marshy area of water, typically an overflow or tributary to a lake or river.
Background / Comments
As I noted yesterday, I’ve heard the word used, and was pretty close to the definition. The word comes from Louisiana French which came from Chocktaw bayuk (small stream).
This word started being used in the mid-1700s (it’s older than I thought).