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red•skin /ˈrɛdˌskɪn/USA pronunciation
n. [Offensive.]WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- Language Varieties, Slang TermsAmerican Indian.
(red′skin′),USA pronunciation n. Slang (often disparaging and offensive) .
- Slang Termsa North American Indian.
- red1 + skin 1690–1700, American.
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redskin /ˈrɛdˌskɪn/ n
Etymology: 17th Century: so called because one particular tribe, the now extinct Beothuks of Newfoundland, painted themselves with red ochre
- an old-fashioned informal name, now considered taboo, for a Native American
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