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  • n. A Native American person, especially one of Ojibwe descent.

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From timber, presumably a reference to the stereotypical forest habitat of the Ojibwe people, and nigger. Arose in Wisconsin in the late 1980s during public outcry and protest from outdoor enthusiasts over the Ojibwe exercising the right to spearfish in non-reservation lakes granted to them by treaties.

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