- a member of a North American Indian tribe of the Algonquian family formerly located in Rhode Island but now almost extinct.
- an Algonquian language, the language of the Narragansett Indians.
- a town in S Rhode Island: includes a resort (Narragansett Pier).
Examples from the Web for narragansett
And “Visiting”—about a father-son road trip to Narragansett, R.I.—is a prickly minuet of paternal longing.Great Fiction Missed by The New York Times
December 15, 2011
We sailed that day in the small boat for Narragansett,—I know not where.Malbone
Thomas Wentworth Higginson
Did you feel like that last summer at Newport or Narragansett?A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
The line of hotels on Narragansett Beach was now plainly in sight.A Little Country Girl
They say that a fleet has been sighted off Narragansett Bay.True to His Home
"He's our host at Narragansett, and is taking us over to Roger Sands,'" she said.The Lion's Mouse
C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
- -sett or -setts a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in Rhode Island
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin and History for narragansett
1622, from southern New England Algonquian Naiaganset "(people) of the small point of land," containing nai- "a point or angle." Originally in reference to the native people, later to the place in Rhode Island.