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wampumpeag

[wom-puh m-peeg, wawm-]
noun
  1. wampum.
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Origin of wampumpeag

1620–30, Americanism; earlier also wampampeak, wampompeage < Massachusett (cognate with Eastern Abenaki wάpαpəyak wampum beads; equivalent to Proto-Algonquian *wa·p- white + *-a·py- string + *-aki plural suffix)
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Historical Examples of wampumpeag

  • The wampumpeag of the North American Indians is a case in point, as it certainly served as jewellery.

    Readings in Money and Banking

    Chester Arthur Phillips