Wappinger

noun Wap·pin·ger \ˈwäpinjə(r)\

Definition of Wappinger

plural

Wappinger

or

Wappingers

  1. 1 :  an Indian people living between the lower Hudson and Connecticut rivers

  2. 2 :  a member of the Wappinger people

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Origin and Etymology of wappinger

of Algonquian origin; akin to Natick Wampan-ohke, literally, eastern land — more at wampanoag


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