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(slang) offensive term for Native Americans.  Synonyms: red man, Redskin.

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"Injun" Quotes from Famous Books

... damned big rascal, especially as I war doing my best, and covering him from mischief besides. Well! as soon as I jumped out of his way, bang went his piece, and bang went another, let fly by an Injun;—down went the Major, shot right through the hips, slam-bang. And so said I, 'Major,'—for I warn't well over my passion,—'if you'd 'a' taken things easy, I'd 'a' a stopped that slug for you.' And so ...
— Nick of the Woods • Robert M. Bird

... round-eyed and apprehensive, "honest Injun, I don't think he ought to bottle up his temper that way. Sometimes I can almost see him swelling up and then when he speaks and I'm waiting for an Irish roar, his voice is so quiet and pleasant that I feel queer. I—I swear I do. Damn it all, I'm ...
— Kenny • Leona Dalrymple

... the little "Injun fire" we had built for our own comfort died down to coals. A short distance away, however, was a huge bonfire around which all the savages were gathered. They squatted comfortably on their heels, roasting meat. Behind each man was planted his glittering long-bladed spear. ...
— African Camp Fires • Stewart Edward White

... Big rascal, hey? Steal Injun's hoss, hey? One rascal white man, hey?" At every "hey" their ramrods fell; they cuffed him until his ears rang, and he rather believed that they were going to beat him to death then and there. Plainly enough they were the owners ...
— Boys' Book of Frontier Fighters • Edwin L. Sabin

... more leavin's of history and dead Injuns and such, right on top of the ground, than any other State in the Union. Why, right over there in the canon of the Concho there's a hull ruined Injun village—stones piled up in little circles, and what was huts and caves and the leavin's of a old irrigatin' ditch and busted ollas, and bones and arrow-heads and picture-writin' on the rocks—bears and eagles and mounting-lions and hosses—scratched ...
— Sundown Slim • Henry Hubert Knibbs

... all about it. You need not worry about the train going away without you. Mr. Sparling said you had a short run tonight, and that the last section would not pull out until three o'clock in the morning. That's honest Injun, Phil." ...
— The Circus Boys In Dixie Land • Edgar B. P. Darlington

... can go Round the world with a show, And knock every Injun and Arab wry; With your name and your trade, On the posters displayed, The feathered ...
— Rio Grande's Last Race and Other Verses • Andrew Barton 'Banjo' Paterson

... bar hed got 'ithin about ten yards o' the spot, he kim to a full stop, an' reared up as he hed did several times, with his belly full torst me. The sight wur too much for this niggur, who never afore had been bullied by eyther Injun or bar. ...
— The Hunters' Feast - Conversations Around the Camp Fire • Mayne Reid

... interestin' time in the Wyandot village, Henry," he said, "an' that chief, White Lightning—I've heard o' him afore—'pears to hev been good to you. What did you say his Injun name wuz?" ...
— The Riflemen of the Ohio - A Story of the Early Days along "The Beautiful River" • Joseph A. Altsheler

... "Old Injun be darned! It's not the stomach, it's the heart as wants nourishment with yon poor lad. He looketh that pitiful at you sometimes, my faith, I can hardly tell whether to laugh at his newings or cry at the ...
— Erema - My Father's Sin • R. D. Blackmore

Words linked to "Injun" :   red man, Red Indian, slang, vernacular, American Indian, Indian, depreciation, argot, cant, disparagement, jargon, Redskin, lingo, patois, derogation

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