red skin

redskin

[red-skin]
noun Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive.
a North American Indian.

Origin:
1690–1700, Americanism; red1 + skin

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redskin (ˈrɛdˌskɪn)
 
n
an old-fashioned informal name, now considered taboo, for a Native American
 
[C17: so called because one particular tribe, the now extinct Beothuks of Newfoundland, painted themselves with red ochre]

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redskin
"American Indian," 1699. Red as the skin color of Native Americans is from 1587; red man is from 1587.
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