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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A Native American people formerly inhabiting the east bank of the Hudson River from Poughkeepsie to Manhattan and closely related to the Munsee-speaking peoples. The Wappinger dispersed to other Native American groups after warfare with the Dutch in the mid-17th century.
  • n. A member of this people.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A man of Wapping, London.

Etymologies

Of Algonquian origin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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