- pl. -·setts or -·sett a member of a North American Indian people living west of Narragansett Bay in Rhode Island
- the Algonquian language of this people, no longer in use
Also sp. Nar·ra·gan′set
Origin of Narragansettearlier (17th circa ) Nanhiggansett, Nanohigganset, and the like ; from a Narragansett place name of uncertain meaning
of the Narragansetts or their language or culture
A Narragansett turkey.
nounpl. Narragansett or Nar·ra·gan·setts also Narraganset or Nar·ra·gan·sets
- A member of a Native American people inhabiting Rhode Island west of Narragansett Bay. The Narragansett were nearly exterminated during King Philip's War in 1675–1676.
- The Algonquian language of the Narragansett.
Origin of NarragansettFrom a Narragansett place name.