Pequot

[pee-kwot]
noun, plural Pe·quots, (especially collectively) Pe·quot.
  1. a member of a powerful tribe of Algonquian-speaking Indians of Connecticut that was essentially destroyed in the Pequot War.

Origin of Pequot

1625–35, Americanism; < Narragansett (E spelling) Pequttôog (plural), and the cognate in other SE New England languages, e.g., (Dutch spelling) Pequat(s), Pequatoo(s), probably literally, people of the shoals
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Pequot

noun
  1. plural -quot or -quots a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in S New England
  2. the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family

Word Origin for Pequot

probably based on Narraganset paquatanog destroyers
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