- a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian.
Origin of redskin
Examples from the Web for redskin
Contemporary Examples of redskin
According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary, “Redskin” is labeled “usually offensive.”
Now, I should note: Redskin is not the equivalent of the N word, as some are saying.
Historical Examples of redskin
A third man was something between the white-man and the redskin.The Hound From The North
If a redskin had found it, he'd have taken better care o' it.The Fiery Totem
The redskin who threw me in here said he would kill me if I left.Rodney, the Ranger
John V. Lane
In his guttural tongue the redskin appealed to Dan for a drink of water.For the Liberty of Texas
Moreover, the redskin made the mistake of trying to cling to his gun.Oh, You Tex!
William Macleod Raine
- an old-fashioned informal name, now considered taboo, for a Native American