Indian giver


Definition of Indian giver

dated, now usually 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, date, now usually offensive

First Known Use of Indian giver

1838, in the meaning defined above

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