Origin of Indian giver
usage note for Indian giver
OTHER WORDS FROM Indian giverIndian giving, noun
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How to use Indian giver in a sentence
The state also elected Republican Nikki Haley, an Indian-American, as governor.Steve Scalise Shows There’s a Fine Line Between Confederate & Southern|Lloyd Green|January 2, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They castigated the captain, a 48-year-old Indonesian, and his rookie copilot, a 24-year-old Indian.
The feisty airline is the brainchild of entrepreneur Tony Fernandes, a Malaysian of Indian descent who also is a British citizen.The Presumed Crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501 Is Nothing Like MH370|Lennox Samuels|December 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Poolaw spent most of his life (1906—84) documenting Indian subjects.
Eid, who teaches Indian law at two law schools and works as an attorney himself, had no idea that it was coming.Tribes to U.S. Government: Take Your Weed and Shove It|Abby Haglage|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Alessandro turned a grateful look on Ramona as he translated this speech, so in unison with Indian modes of thought and feeling.
The doors (Indian bungalows have hardly any windows, each door being half glass) were open front and back.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
Had not this Indian plant been discovered, the whole history of some portions of America would have been far different.
The Indian turned his head, and spoke to some one behind; one after another a score of figures rose.
As he was toiling slowly up a narrow, rocky pass, he suddenly saw an Indian's head peering over the ledge.
British Dictionary definitions for Indian giver
Derived forms of Indian giverIndian giving, noun
Other Idioms and Phrases with Indian giver
One who takes or demands back one's gift to another, as in Jimmy wanted to take back Dan's birthday present, but Mom said that would make him an Indian giver. This term, now considered offensive, originally alluded to the Native American practice of expecting a gift in return for one that is given. [Colloquial; early 1800s]