redskin

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From the reddish color of their skin.

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redskin (plural redskins)

  1. (now considered an ethnic slur and offensive) An American Indian, a Native American.
    • 1699, Henry Smith or a relative, possibly quoting another colonist:
      Ye first Meeting House was solid mayde to withstande ye wicked onsaults of the Red Skins.

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  • redskin at OneLook Dictionary Search

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