Meaning of Meherrin in English:

Meherrin

Pronunciation /məˈhɛrɪn/

noun

historical
  • A member of a (former) North American Indian people formerly living alongside the Meherrin River in south-eastern Virginia.

    The Meherrin were probably speakers of an Iroquoian language.

adjective

historical
  • Of, relating to, or designating the Meherrin.

Origin

Mid 17th century. Origin unknown; the variant suffixes -eck and -ick suggest borrowing from an Algonquian language.