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Red Indian

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noun Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian.
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Origin of Red Indian

First recorded in 1825–35
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British Dictionary definitions for Red Indian

Red Indian

noun, adjective
an old-fashioned name, now considered highly offensive, for Native American

Word Origin for Red Indian

see redskin
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