squaw

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

Massachusett squa, ussqua woman

First Known Use

1622, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of squaw was in 1622

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“Squaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squaw. Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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