squaw man

noun

plural squaw men
usually disparaging, offensive : a non-Indigenous man married to an Indigenous woman of North America and usually living as a member of her tribe

Word History

First Known Use

1856, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of squaw man was in 1856

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Cite this Entry

“Squaw man.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/squaw%20man. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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