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What does "scattergood" mean?
a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
a well-intentioned but naive and often ineffectual social or political reformer.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Origin of American Indian
First recorded in 1725–35
usage note for American Indian
Words nearby American Indian
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British Dictionary definitions for American Indian
Also called: Native American a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, or South America, esp those of North America
Also: Amerindian of or relating to any of these peoples, their languages, or their cultures
usage for American Indian
This term is still acceptable and is widely used by American Indians themselves. The most accepted phrase in general use nowadays is Native American
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