Definition of Nipmuc in English:

Nipmuc

(also Nipmuck)

adjective

  • Designating, of, or relating to the Nipmucs or their language.

noun

  • A member of any of several Algonquian-speaking North American Indian peoples formerly inhabiting parts of central Massachusetts and adjacent Connecticut and Rhode Island. Also, in later use: a member of any of several groups claiming decent from these.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Roger Williams. From Massachusett and Narragansett Neepmuck, Neepnet, perhaps a place name.

Pronunciation

Nipmuc

/ˈnɪpmʌk/