wooden Indian
noun Date: 1855 a wooden image of a standing American Indian brave used especially formerly as a sign for a cigar store

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  • wooden Indian — ☆ wooden Indian n. 1. a wooden image of an American Indian in a standing position, formerly placed in front of cigar stores as an advertisement 2. Informal a person who is dull, spiritless, or inarticulate …   English World dictionary

  • wooden indian — noun Usage: usually capitalized I : a standing wooden image of an American Indian brave used especially formerly for advertising before a cigar store * * * 1. a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly found before many cigar… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • wooden Indian — wood′en In′dian n. fia a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly placed before a cigar store as an advertisement …   From formal English to slang

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