Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An American Indian.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • American Indian, in the widest sense; of or pertaining to the aboriginal inhabitants of North and South America (the Amerinds) or their languages; Amerind.
  • noun One of the aboriginal inhabitants of North and South America; an ‘Indian’ (without the ambiguity of that term); a ‘red man’; an Amerind.

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  • noun An American Indian.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived

Etymologies

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

[Amer(ican) + Indian.]

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Blend of American and Indian, attested since about 1900.

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