Indian giver

noun Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
a person who gives a gift and then takes it back.


Indian giving, noun

This term is sometimes perceived as insulting to or by American Indians. However, it originally referred to their custom of giving a gift and expecting an equivalent gift in return. See also Indian. Unabridged
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Indian giver
offensive (US), (Canadian) a person who asks for the return of a present he has given
Indian giving

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