Injun

Injun

[in-juhn]
noun Often Offensive.
an American Indian.

Origin:
1805–15; variant of Indian, with assibilated d; cf. Cajun

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Injun (ˈɪndʒən)
 
n
1.  (US) an informal or dialect word for (American) Indian
2.  slang (interjection) honest Injun genuinely; really

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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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