red man


noun Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive.

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

Origin of red man

First recorded in 1600–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for red man

red man


archaic, offensive a North American Indian

Word Origin for red man

C18: see redskin
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