WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2017
red•skin /ˈrɛdˌskɪn/USA pronunciation   n. [Offensive.]
  1. Language Varieties, Slang TermsAmerican Indian.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
red•skin  (redskin′),USA pronunciation n. Slang (often disparaging and offensive) .
  1. Slang Termsa North American Indian.
  • red1 + skin 1690–1700, American.


Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

redskin /ˈrɛdˌskɪn/ n
  1. an old-fashioned informal name, now considered taboo, for a Native American
Etymology: 17th Century: so called because one particular tribe, the now extinct Beothuks of Newfoundland, painted themselves with red ochre



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