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Injun

[in-juh n] /ˈɪn dʒən/
noun, Older Use: Often Offensive.
1.
an American Indian.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; variant of Indian, with assibilated d; cf. Cajun
Usage note
Injun is an informal, nonstandard spelling of Indian. See also honest Injun.
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British Dictionary definitions for Injun

Injun

/ˈɪndʒən/
noun
1.
(US) an informal or dialect word for (American) Indian
2.
(interjection) (slang) honest Injun, genuinely; really
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Word Origin and History for Injun
Injun
1812, spelling representing Amer.Eng. colloquial pronunciation of Indian (q.v.). Honest Injun as an asseveration of truthfuless first recorded 1876 (in "Tom Sawyer"), perhaps from the notion of assurance extracted from Indians of their lack of duplicity. The term honest Indian is attested from 1676.
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