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redskin

[red-skin] /ˈrɛdˌskɪn/
noun, Slang: Often Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a North American Indian.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700, Americanism; red1 + skin
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British Dictionary definitions for redskin

redskin

/ˈrɛdˌskɪn/
noun
1.
an old-fashioned informal name, now considered taboo, for a Native American
Word Origin
C17: so called because one particular tribe, the now extinct Beothuks of Newfoundland, painted themselves with red ochre
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Word Origin and History for redskin
n.

"American Indian," 1690s, from red (adj.1) + skin (n.). Red as the skin color of Native Americans is from 1580s; red man is from 1580s. Cf. red cent.

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