Indian sign


chiefly British
: hex, spell

Example Sentences

the Indian sign has apparently been put on that rugby team, which has lost 10 straight games
Recent Examples on the Web In addition to all of that, Decker is developing a curriculum for a Plains Indian sign language course, using financing from an Indigenous Research Center Faculty Researchers Award. Arkansas Online, 21 Oct. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1895, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Indian sign was in 1895

Dictionary Entries Near Indian sign

Cite this Entry

“Indian sign.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Jun. 2023.

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