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Redskin   /rˈɛdskˌɪn/   Listen
Redskin

noun
1.
(slang) offensive term for Native Americans.  Synonyms: Injun, red man.






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"Redskin" Quotes from Famous Books



... blood-cousins of the British Isles," and introduced a figure of speech about "hands across the sea," which I thought striking, indeed. The applause aroused by this was noisy in the extreme, a number of the cattle and horse persons, including the redskin Tuttle, emitting a shrill, concerted "yipping" which, though it would never have done with us, seemed somehow not out of place in North America, although I observed Belknap-Jackson to make gestures of ...
— Ruggles of Red Gap • Harry Leon Wilson

... swimmer, and as they played and splashed, Sam said: "Now I know who you are. You can't hide it from me no longer. I suspicioned it when you were working on the dam. You're that tarnal Redskin they ...
— Two Little Savages • Ernest Thompson Seton

... manhood shrunk to age; Life's worn-out players tottered off the stage; The few are many; boys have grown to men Since Putnam dragged the wolf from Pomfret's den; Our new-old Woodstock is a thriving town; Brave are her children; faithful to the crown; Her soldiers' steel the savage redskin knows; Their blood has crimsoned his Canadian snows. And now once more along the quiet vale Rings the dread call that turns the mothers pale; Full well they know the valorous heat that runs In every pulse-beat of ...
— The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Complete • Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

... time. The Indians' trail was discovered running South toward the Republican River, and the troops followed it to the head of Plum Creek, and there abandoned it, returning to Fort Kearny without having seen a single redskin. ...
— The Great Salt Lake Trail • Colonel Henry Inman



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



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