redskin

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From red +‎ skin, from the reddish color of paint applied to their skin.

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redskin ‎(plural redskins)

  1. (now sometimes considered an ethnic slur and offensive) An American Indian, a Native American.
    • 1699?, Henry Smith or Samuel Smith or a relative, possibly quoting another colonist, in a letter quoted by a descendant (which, however, Ives Goddard argues is fake):
      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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