American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Offensive A Native American woman, especially a wife.
- n. Offensive Slang A woman or wife.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female American Indian; an American Indian woman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Considered offensive by some American indians. A female; a woman, especially a married woman; a wife; -- in the language of Indian tribes of the Algonquin family, correlative of sannup.
- n. an American Indian woman
- From the Massachusett word squàws (“woman”). Cognate with Ojibwe ikwe ("woman"). (Wiktionary)
- Massachusett squa, younger woman. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Mountain Phil and his Klooch -- that being the name he called his squaw, which is also the Arapahoe name for wife -- were staying alone about ten miles further down the country from where we were located.”
“Jennine Jacob, a fashion blogger of Native American descent, who was upset by the use of the word "squaw.”
“Ives Goddard, now senior linguist emeritus at the Smithsonian's Department of Anthropology, has always disputed Harjo's translation, saying the word "squaw" derives "from an innocent term for woman.”
“I understand your and others' concern about the use of the word "squaw.”
“One wrote, "The word 'squaw' is racist, offensive, and insulting on so many levels that I can't believe anyone in the 21st century would use it....”
“From the midst of the crowd, thrust out by its own vividness, appeared the face of a wild-eyed squaw from the remote regions of the Upper Tana-naw; a strayed Sitkan from the coast stood side by side with a Stick from Lake Le Barge, and, beyond, a half-dozen French-Canadian voyageurs, grouped by themselves.”
“If my great brother, who has told us not to scalp this bee-hunter and her he calls his squaw, will tell us the name of his tribe, I shall be glad.”
“Mountain Phil and his Klooch ” that being the name he called his squaw, which is also the Arapahoe name for wife ” were staying alone about ten miles further down the country from where we were located.”
“He also explains the political and sexual controversy behind the much-abused word "squaw" -- which is a lot more complicated than you might think.”
“Every single day I was called a squaw or any other derogatory comment you can think of associated with being percieved as a North American Indian.”
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