Definition of Pequot in English:



  • 1A member of a North American people of southern New England.

    • ‘The history of the Pequots, like the history of the Chippewa that her novels relate, cannot be told as a single story along clean lines.’
    • ‘Punishing the Pequots for the death of an English trader, Massachusetts militia attacked men, women, and children at the stockaded Mystic village, setting it ablaze and shooting escapees.’
    • ‘‘The materials and design of the museum reflect the Pequot's heritage’ explains the public relations specialist.’
    • ‘With the advent of war, Plymouth gained support from New England's other colonies and from Mohegans, Pequots, and many Christian Indians.’
    • ‘They also sought to help Pequots and other Indians recover from a lifetime of negative stereotypes about ‘savages’ in classrooms, museums, and popular culture.’
  • 2mass noun The extinct Algonquian language of the Pequot.


  • Relating to the Pequot or their language.

    • ‘The four-lobed medallion is another symbolic motif often found on Mohegan and Pequot baskets.’
    • ‘The public walks through an indoor Pequot village staffed, more or less, by prerecorded voices.’
    • ‘With Mohegan and Narragansett support, the English attacked the Pequot town of Mystic on 26 May 1637.’
    • ‘During the Pequot War, the colonists' Narragansett and Mohegan allies offered Pequot heads as gifts.’
    • ‘The quality of the displays rivals the Smithsonian, and the centerpiece is a life-size recreation of a Pequot village.’


From Narragansett paquatanog ‘destroyers’.