Pequot [pee-kwot] ExamplesWord Origin noun, plural Pe·quots, (especially collectively) Pe·quot.
- a member of a powerful tribe of Algonquian-speaking Indians of Connecticut that was essentially destroyed in the Pequot War.
Origin of Pequot 1625–35, Americanism; Narragansett (E spelling) Pequttôog (plural), and the cognate in other SE New England languages, e.g., (Dutch spelling) Pequat(s), Pequatoo(s), probably literally, people of the shoals Examples from the Web for pequot Historical Examples of pequot
In an unyielding circle, the English pressed in upon the Pequot braves.
Charles H. L. Johnston
So they were given permission and they sailed for the Pequot River.
Caroline Clifford Newton
Pequot was the name of the harbor, changed in 1658 to New London.
Samuel Adams Drake
“Sassacus took it away, that his brother might do no mischief with it,” said the Pequot.
John Turvill Adams
Why should I look at the place where the Pequot and the Pale-face took his life?
James Fenimore Cooper
British Dictionary definitions for pequot Pequot noun
- plural -quot or -quots a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in S New England
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
Word Origin for Pequot probably based on Narraganset paquatanog destroyers