Narragansett

noun
Nar·​ra·​gan·​sett | \ ˌner-ə-ˈgan(t)-sət How to pronounce Narragansett (audio) , ˌna-rə- \
variants: or less commonly Narraganset
plural Narragansett or Narragansetts also Narraganset or Narragansets

Definition of Narragansett

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a member of an American Indian people of Rhode Island
2 : the Algonquian language of the Narragansett people

Narragansett

geographical name
Nar·​ra·​gan·​sett | \ ˌner-ə-ˈgan(t)-sət How to pronounce Narragansett (audio) , ˌna-rə- \

Definition of Narragansett (Entry 2 of 2)

town and summer resort at the entrance to Narragansett Bay in southern Rhode Island population 15,868

First Known Use of Narragansett

Noun

1637, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for Narragansett

Noun

modification of Narragansett Nahicans, Nayohygunsic, locale on Narragansett Bay

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The first known use of Narragansett was in 1637

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“Narragansett.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Narragansett. Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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