Injun

(redirected from Injuns)
Also found in: Thesaurus.

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
References in classic literature ?
I got an old tin lamp and an iron ring, and went out in the woods and rubbed and rubbed till I sweat like an Injun, calculating to build a palace and sell it; but it warn't no use, none of the genies come.
Well, the Injun boy had the raven tied up, and was all the time plaguing it and starving it, and she pitied the po' thing, and tried to buy it from the boy, and the tears was in her eyes.
NorCal's Drunk Injuns occupied the stage next, with their moody, slightly broody, but all around radical rock.
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.
3 -- "Our acceptance of hardship-our greatest enemy", wrote Abhaya Subba Weise, singer-cum-songwriter of one of Nepal's prominent bands Abhaya and Steam Injuns recently on her Facebook page.
BEING A BOY HE WAS the mysterious Lone Ranger, galloping across the Plains, slapping his horse onward, 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.
I cannot see that programmes with titles like Golffio, Garej, Rownd a Rownd, Cowbois ac Injuns and Cwin y Sgrin do anything to help the mother tongue.
It's something to do with those Saturday afternoons as a kid watching guys on horses shoot injuns and varmints.
If The Rising was Springsteen's response to 9/11 then the stripped down allegorical title track, written two years ago, is informed by President John Wayne's decision to teach them injuns a lesson.
1942, he played Virgil Earp in "Tombstone: The Town Too Tough to Die," and he hosted a television anthology of vintage sagebrushers, "Cowboys and Injuns," in 1950.