Red Indian

noun Date: 1831 chiefly British American Indian

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Red Indian — Red Indian, redskin These terms are now considered offensive and have fallen out of use in favour of American Indian and (preferably) Native American …   Modern English usage

  • Red Indian — n. Chiefly Brit. an American Indian: now considered offensive by some …   English World dictionary

  • Red Indian — noun count OLD FASHIONED a NATIVE AMERICAN. This word is now considered to be offensive …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Red Indian — noun a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived • Syn: ↑Indian, ↑American Indian • Usage Domain: ↑derogation • Hypernyms: ↑Amerindian, ↑Native American …   Useful english dictionary

  • Red Indian — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Red Indian : singular Red Indian plural Red Indians old fashioned a Native American. This word is now considered to be offensive …   English dictionary

  • Red Indian — noun old fashioned term for American Indian. Usage The term Red Indian has largely fallen out of use, associated as it is with stereotypes of cowboys and Indians and the Wild West, and may cause offence. The normal terms in use today are American …   English new terms dictionary

  • Red Indian — Red Indians N COUNT Native Americans who were living in North America when Europeans arrived there used to be called Red Indians. This use could cause offence. [OLD FASHIONED] …   English dictionary

  • Red Indian — /rɛd ˈɪndiən/ (say red indeeuhn) noun Obsolete an indigenous person of North America. See Native American …   Australian English dictionary

  • Red Indian — Sometimes Offensive. Indian (def. 1). [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

  • Red Indian — noun American Indian …   Wiktionary

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