honest injun

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

honest + injun, a dialectal or eye dialectal spelling of Indian.

Interjection[edit]

honest injun

  1. (US, humorous, now sometimes offensive) A phrase used to emphasize the truth of something.

Noun[edit]

honest injun (plural honest injuns)

  1. (US, humorous, now sometimes offensive) One who is honest.

References[edit]

  • “honest injun” in the The New Oxford American Dictionary, Second Edition, Oxford University Press, 2005