redskin
noun Date: 1699 usually offensive American Indian

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • redskin — [red′skin΄] n. 1. a kind of white potato that has a reddish skin: in full redskin potato 2. an American Indian: now considered by many to be an offensive term …   English World dictionary

  • Redskin — Red skin ( sk?n ), n. 1. A common appellation for a North American Indian; so called from the color of the skin. It is now considered pejorative by some persons of North American Indian heritage. Cooper. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. (Football) A member …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • redskin — (n.) American Indian, 1690s, from RED (Cf. red) (1) + SKIN (Cf. skin) (n.). Red as the skin color of Native Americans is from 1580s; red man is from 1580s …   Etymology dictionary

  • redskin — ► NOUN dated or offensive ▪ an American Indian …   English terms dictionary

  • Redskin — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Redskins. A l origine, il s agit d un groupe de soul rock britannique The Redskins (fin 70 s/première moitié 80 s), dont plusieurs membres appartenaient au Socialist Workers Party et en étaient des permanents. Le …   Wikipédia en Français

  • redskin — UK [ˈredˌskɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms redskin : singular redskin plural redskins offensive an old word meaning a Native American …   English dictionary

  • redskin — /ˈrɛdskɪn/ (say redskin) noun Colloquial (derogatory) (racist) (dated) a Native American. {from the practice of the Beothuk people of Newfoundland who painted themselves with red ochre} …   Australian English dictionary

  • redskin — Red Indian, redskin These terms are now considered offensive and have fallen out of use in favour of American Indian and (preferably) Native American …   Modern English usage

  • redskin — /red skin /, n. Slang (often disparaging and offensive). a North American Indian. [1690 1700, Amer.; RED1 + SKIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • redskin — noun An American Indian …   Wiktionary

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