wooden Indian


: a wooden image of a standing American Indian brave used especially formerly as a sign for a cigar store

Word History

First Known Use

1855, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wooden Indian was in 1855

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“Wooden Indian.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wooden%20Indian. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

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