redskin

noun
red·​skin | \ ˈred-ˌskin How to pronounce redskin (audio) \
plural redskins

Definition of redskin

offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for an American Indian

First Known Use of redskin

circa 1769, in the meaning defined above

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“Redskin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/redskin. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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