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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  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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