Pequot

[ pee-kwot ]
/ ˈpi kwɒt /

noun, plural Pe·quots, (especially collectively) Pe·quot.

a member of a powerful tribe of Algonquian-speaking Indians of Connecticut that was essentially destroyed in the Pequot War.

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Origin of Pequot

First recorded in 1625–35, Americanism; from Narragansett (English 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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British Dictionary definitions for Pequot

Pequot
/ (ˈpiːkwɒt) /

noun

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

Word Origin for Pequot

probably based on Narraganset paquatanog destroyers
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