Indian giver

noun
plural Indian givers

Definition of Indian giver

dated, offensive
: a person who gives something to another and then takes it back or expects an equivalent in return

Other Words from Indian giver

Indian giving noun, dated, offensive

First Known Use of Indian giver

1838, in the meaning defined above

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20 Jan 2021

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“Indian giver.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Indian%20giver. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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