[ mas-uh-choo-sit ]
/ ˌmæs əˈtʃu sɪt /
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noun, plural Mas·sa·chu·setts, (especially collectively) Mas·sa·chu·sett for 1.
a member of an extinct tribe of North American Indians of eastern Massachusetts.
the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett and Wampanoag Indians.
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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
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
Words nearby Massachusett
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Example sentences from the Web for Massachusett
He instances the Massachusett God, Kiehtan, who created the other gods, and receives the just into heaven.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
This was afterwards attempted by the British legislature, in the case of the Massachusett's Bay.