paleface
noun Date: 1822 a white person

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Paleface — is an an American singer, songwriter, musician, and artist discovered in the early 1990 s at an NYC Anti folk open mic by Danny Fields. He has 13 full length releases under his belt, including two major label releases. His musical journey kicked… …   Wikipedia

  • Paleface — Pale face (p[=a]l f[=a]s ), n. A white person; an appellation supposed to have been applied to the whites by the American Indians. J. F. Cooper. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paleface — ☆ paleface [pāl′fās΄ ] n. a white person: a term believed by some to have been first used by North American Indians …   English World dictionary

  • paleface —    It was James Fenimore Cooper (1789–1851) who convinced us that North American Indians address white men as ‘paleface’. The word occurs in The Spy (1821) and subsequent novels such as The Last of the Mohicans.    H.L.Mencken, in The American… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • paleface — /payl fays /, n. Slang. a white person, as distinguished from a North American Indian. [1815 25; PALE1 + FACE, expression attributed to North American Indians] * * * …   Universalium

  • paleface — Synonyms and related words: American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, black, black man, blackfellow, boy, brown man,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • paleface — pale|face [ peıl,feıs ] noun count OFFENSIVE a white person. This word is sometimes used as an insult by NATIVE AMERICANS …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • paleface — n. (Slang) derogatory term for a white person (as opposed to an American Indian) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paleface — noun a name supposedly used by North American Indians for a white person …   English new terms dictionary

  • paleface — noun (C) an insulting word for a white person used by Native Americans in films …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”