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wooden Indian

noun
1.
a carved wooden statue of a standing American Indian, formerly found before many cigar stores as an advertisement.
2.
(often lowercase) Informal. a person who appears emotionless and unresponsive; a poker face.
Origin
1875-1880
1875-80, Americanism
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