Massachusett

noun
Mas·​sa·​chu·​sett | \ ˌma-sə-ˈchü-sət How to pronounce Massachusett (audio) , -zət also ˌmas-ˈchü- \
variants: or Massachuset
plural Massachusetts or Massachusett or Massachusets or Massachuset

Definition of Massachusett

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Massachusetts
2 : the extinct Algonquian language of the Massachusett people

First Known Use of Massachusett

1616, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Massachusett

Massachusett, a locality, literally, at the big hill

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The first known use of Massachusett was in 1616

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“Massachusett.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Massachusett. Accessed 16 May. 2021.

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