- pl. -·quots· or -·quot· a member of a North American Indian people dominant in E Connecticut until conquered in 1637
- the Algonquian language of this people
Origin of PequotNarragansett, uncertain or unknown; perhaps literally , people of the shoal
of the Pequots or their language or culture
nounpl. Pequot, or Pe·quots
- A member of a Native American people of eastern Connecticut. The Pequot and the Mohegan were the same people until the Mohegan broke away under Uncas in the early 1600s.
- The Algonquian language of the Pequot, dialectally related to Mohegan and Montauk.