noun, plural Nar·ra·gan·setts, (especially collectively) Nar·ra·gan·sett.
- a member of a North American Indian tribe of the Algonquian family formerly located in Rhode Island but now almost extinct.
- an Algonquian language, the language of the Narragansett Indians.
- a town in S Rhode Island: includes a resort (Narragansett Pier).
- -sett or -setts a member of a North American Indian people formerly living in Rhode Island
- the language of this people, belonging to the Algonquian family
1622, from southern New England Algonquian Naiaganset “(people) of the small point of land,” containing nai- “a point or angle.” Originally in reference to the native people, later to the place in Rhode Island.