native American


a person born in the United States.

Origin of native American

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45

Related forms

na·tive-A·mer·i·can, adjective

Definition for native american (2 of 2)

Native American


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British Dictionary definitions for native american

Native American


A member of the indigenous peoples of North America


of, relating to, or characteristic of Native Americans or any of their languages
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