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noun pl. Montauk or Mon·tauks
- a. A Native American people formerly inhabiting the eastern end of Long Island in New York.b. A member of this people.
- The Algonquian language of the Montauk, dialectally related to Mohegan and Pequot.
- A member of any of various Algonquian peoples of eastern and central Long Island connected with the Montauk.
Origin: From a place name of Montauk origin.