redskin


redskin

noun Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

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

noun

  1. an old-fashioned informal name, now considered taboo, for a Native American
n.

“American Indian,” 1690s, from red (adj.1) + skin (n.). Red as the skin color of Native Americans is from 1580s; red man is from 1580s. Cf. red cent.

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