[ wom-puhm-peeg, wawm- ]
/ ˈwɒm pəmˌpig, ˈwɔm- /
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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)
Words nearby wampumpeag
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Example sentences from the Web for 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