Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a North American Indian woman, especially a wife.
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a wife.
a contemptuous term used to refer to any woman or girl.
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How to use squaw in a sentence
It was another hour to get to squaw at that time, on a tough road.
“There are lots of hard-core skiers at squaw, and KT-22 is their territory,” Jonny continued.
Season: squaw generally opens on Thanksgiving and remains in operation through the end of April.
Any discussion of squaw Valley will eventually shift to KT-22 and its environs—“the Mothership,” in local parlance.
Growing up, my nicknames were “squaw Bitch” and “Indian Nose” due to my part Native American heritage.
At this the chief laughed and said, "Tonka squaw" meaning brave woman and they left.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
This occasioned great mirth among the rest of the Indians who all exclaimed, "Tonka squaw" and looked at her admiringly.Old Rail Fence Corners | Various
It is said that the squaw camped there while her hunter husband went further up the slopes for his game.Mount Rainier | Various
The chain and tackle also simplified the work for Hepsy, but we cant say as much of the hauling an Indian squaw has to do.Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp | Lillian Elizabeth Roy
"squaw—papoose—sick," he added, as a last appeal to sympathy.Told In The Hills | Marah Ellis Ryan
British Dictionary definitions for squaw
offensive a North American Indian woman
slang, usually facetious a woman or wife
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