- a contemptuous term used to refer to a wife.
- a contemptuous term used to refer to any woman or girl.
- squatter sovereignty,
- squatter's right,
- squaw huckleberry,
- squaw man,
Origin of squaw
Examples from the Web for squaw
Then, suddenly bethinking himself of a word he'd once heard, he asked: "Isn't an Indian woman called a 'Squaw'?"
"Well, I'll remember and never use the word 'Squaw' again," promised Billy.
Word Origin for squaw
"American Indian woman," 1630s, from Massachuset (Algonquian) squa "woman" (cf. also Narraganset squaws "woman"). "Over the years it has come to have a derogatory sense and is now considered offensive by many Native Americans" [Bright]. Widespread in U.S. place names, sometimes involving a translation of local American Indian words for "woman."