redskin

noun

red·​skin ˈred-ˌskin How to pronounce redskin (audio)
plural redskins
offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for an American Indian

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1769, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of redskin was circa 1769

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Cite this Entry

“Redskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redskin. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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