squaw

noun
\ ˈskwȯ How to pronounce squaw (audio) \
plural squaws

Definition of squaw

1 offensive : an Indigenous woman of North America
2 dated, disparaging + offensive : woman, wife

First Known Use of squaw

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for squaw

Massachusett squa, ussqua woman

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“Squaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squaw. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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