A member of a North American Indian people inhabiting eastern North Carolina. Usually in unchanged plural: the Neusiok people collectively.
The language and affiliation of the Neusiok are unknown.
Of or relating to the Neusiok.
Late 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Hariot (c1560–1621), mathematician and natural philosopher. From Carolina Algonquian Newasiwac, plural, literally ‘people of Newas-’ (i.e. the Neuse River; 1585).