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