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nitchie

[nee-chee] /ˈni tʃi/
noun, Chiefly Canadian Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a North-American Indian.
Origin of nitchie
1785-1795
1785-95; < Ojibwa ni·či· my friend, extracted from the phrase po·žo· ni·či· “greetings, friend!”, a common salutation among men
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  • Siwash, and nitchie Scott, find enemy's horses and drift them away out of reach.

    A Man in the Open Roger Pocock
  • Duncan had upbraided me for passing out my last five-dollar bill to that hungry nitchie, but the poor woman needed it.

    The Prairie Child Arthur Stringer

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