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Injun

[ in-juhn ]
/ ˈɪn dʒən /
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noun Older Use: Often Offensive.

an American Indian.

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Origin of Injun

1805–15; variant of Indian, with assibilated d;cf. Cajun
Injun is an informal, nonstandard spelling of Indian. See also honest Injun.
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British Dictionary definitions for Injun

Injun
/ (ˈɪndʒən) /

noun

US an informal or dialect word for (American) Indian
honest Injun (interjection) slang genuinely; really
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