red man

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noun Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian.

Nearby words

  1. red larkspur,
  2. red lead,
  3. red light,
  4. red liquor,
  5. red maids,
  6. red maple,
  7. red mass,
  8. red matipo,
  9. red meat,
  10. red mercuric oxide

Origin of red man

First recorded in 1600–10

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British Dictionary definitions for red man

red man

noun

archaic, offensive a North American Indian

Word Origin for red man

C18: see redskin

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