(1) A swampy arm or slow-moving outlet of a lake (term used mainly in Mississippi and Louisiana)
From American , from .
- A creek.
- A very slow-moving creek.
- A swamp.
- An inlet from the Gulf of Mexico, from a lake, or from a large river, sometimes sluggish, sometimes without perceptible movement except from tide and wind.
- Used almost exclusively to refer to the bodies of water in Louisiana and the adjoining areas, including southern Mississippi, eastern Texas, and Arkansas.