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

  • n. Offensive Slang Used as a disparaging term for a Native American.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An American Indian, Red Indian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A common appellation for a North American Indian; -- so called from the color of the skin. It is now considered pejorative by some persons of North American Indian heritage.
  • n. A member of the Washington Redskins, a football team.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A Red Indian; a North American Indian.

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

  • n. (slang) offensive term for Native Americans


From the reddish skin colour of American Indians. (Wiktionary)



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