- a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians of eastern Massachusetts.
- the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett and Wampanoag Indians.
Also Mas·sa·chu·set, Massachusetts.
Origin of Massachusett
1610–20, Americanism; the Massachusett name of Great Blue Hill south of Boston, literally, at the big hill
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He instances the Massachusett God, Kiehtan, who created the other gods, and receives the just into heaven.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1
This was afterwards attempted by the British legislature, in the case of the Massachusett's Bay.