Narragansett

noun

Nar·​ra·​gan·​sett ˌner-ə-ˈgan(t)-sət How to pronounce Narragansett (audio)
ˌna-rə-
variants or less commonly Narraganset
1
plural Narragansett or Narragansetts also Narraganset or Narragansets : a member of an Indigenous people of Rhode Island
2
: the Algonquian language of the Narragansett people

Word History

Etymology

modification of Narragansett Nahicans, Nayohygunsic, locale on Narragansett Bay

First Known Use

1637, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Narragansett was in 1637

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Cite this Entry

“Narragansett.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Narragansett. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

Geographical Definition

Narragansett

geographical name

Nar·​ra·​gan·​sett ˌner-ə-ˈgan(t)-sət How to pronounce Narragansett (audio)
ˌna-rə-
town and summer resort at the entrance to Narragansett Bay in southern Rhode Island population 15,868

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