squaw man


noun Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used to refer to a white or other non-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman.

Nearby words

  1. squattocracy,
  2. squatty,
  3. squauwmish,
  4. squaw,
  5. squaw huckleberry,
  6. squawbush,
  7. squawfish,
  8. squawk,
  9. squawk box,
  10. squawky

Origin of squaw man

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

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British Dictionary definitions for squaw man

squaw man

noun

offensive a White or other non-American-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman
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