Injun

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Injun

(ˈɪndʒən)
n
1. (Peoples) US an informal or dialect word for (American) Indian
2. honest Injun (interjection) slang genuinely; really
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Injun - (slang) offensive term for Native AmericansInjun - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
American Indian, Indian, Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
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Every Saturday she hires little Injuns to garrison her fort; then she lays siege to it, and makes military approaches by make-believe trenches in make-believe night, and finally at make-believe dawn she draws her sword and sounds the assault and takes it by storm.
THEY swarmed up towards Sherburn's house, a- whooping and raging like Injuns, and everything had to clear the way or get run over and tromped to mush, and it was awful to see.
You see, America was occupied a billion years and more, by Injuns and Aztecs, and that sort of folks, before a white man ever set his foot in it.
You see, they think we whites and the occasional nigger are Injuns that have been bleached out or blackened by some leprous disease or other - for some peculiarly rascally SIN, mind you.
I walked across the Plains with an ox-team and fit Injuns in '51, and I was a family man then with seven youngsters.
There can't be any number of Injuns here," said the elderly man who appeared to be in command.
There seems to be a full-on skate-rock revival happening these days: tons of first generation bands playing shows (the Loud Ones, the Faction, Los Olvidados, Drunk Injuns, JFA, etc.
James Garner and a depleted cavalry unit are pinned down by hostile Injuns.
Neverland is populated with winsome Lost Boys, whooping Injuns, a collection of tumbling pirates headed by Milkshake's Derek Moran as (a rather subdued) Smee, a realistic looking mechanical crocodile, Carrie Ellis's no nonsense northern Mermaid, and Lucy Johnson's delightful rollerskating Tinkerbell.
LILIAN PRICKETT BEING A BOY He was the mysterious Lone Ranger, Galloping across the plains, slapping his own backside, Silver not under him, yet he felt him there, And in his head, it was a mighty fine ride, Injuns all round him.
Various groups of Americans have survived being called dagoes, frogs, kikes, Polacks, wops, guineas, injuns, square heads, spics, hebes, or whatever.