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Red Indian

n, adj
(Peoples) an old-fashioned term, now considered highly offensive, for Native American
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Noun1.Red Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrivedRed Indian - a member of the race of people living in America when Europeans arrived
Amerindian, Native American - any member of the peoples living in North or South America before the Europeans arrived
Algonquian, Algonquin - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Algonquian language and originally living in the subarctic regions of eastern Canada; many Algonquian tribes migrated south into the woodlands from the Mississippi River to the Atlantic coast
Anasazi - a Native American who lived in what is now southern Colorado and Utah and northern Arizona and New Mexico and who built cliff dwellings
Athabaskan, Athapascan, Athapaskan, Athabascan - a member of any of the North American Indian groups speaking an Athapaskan language and living in the subarctic regions of western Canada and central Alaska
Amerindian race, Indian race - usually included in the Mongoloid race
Maya, Mayan - a member of an American Indian people of Yucatan and Belize and Guatemala who had a culture (which reached its peak between AD 300 and 900) characterized by outstanding architecture and pottery and astronomy; "Mayans had a system of writing and an accurate calendar"
Nahuatl - a member of any of various Indian peoples of central Mexico
Olmec - a member of an early Mesoamerican civilization centered around Veracruz that flourished between 1300 and 400 BC
Zapotec, Zapotecan - a member of a large tribe of Mesoamericans living in southern Mexico whose civilization flourished around 300 to 900
Buffalo Indian, Plains Indian - a member of one of the tribes of American Indians who lived a nomadic life following the buffalo in the Great Plains of North America
Chickasaw - a member of the Muskhogean people formerly living in northern Mississippi
Coeur d'Alene - a member of an Amerindian people living in northern Idaho around Coeur d'Alene Lake
Creek - any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
Haida - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians who lived on the Pacific coast of British Columbia and southwestern Alaska
Hoka, Hokan - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Hokan languages
Iroquois - any member of the warlike North American Indian peoples formerly living in New York State; the Iroquois League were allies of the British during the American Revolution
Muskhogean, Muskogean - a member of any of the peoples formerly living in southeastern United States and speaking Muskhogean languages
Penutian - a member of a North American Indian people speaking one of the Penutian languages
Pueblo - a member of any of about two dozen Native American peoples called `Pueblos' by the Spanish because they live in pueblos (villages built of adobe and rock)
Injun, red man, Redskin - (slang) offensive term for Native Americans
Salish - a member of a group of North American Indians speaking a Salishan language and living on the northwest coast of North America
Shoshone, Shoshoni - a member of the North American Indian people (related to the Aztecs) of the southwestern United States
Taracahitian - a member of a group of peoples of Mexico
Tlingit - a member of a seafaring group of North American Indians living in southern Alaska
Wakashan - a member of one of the peoples in British Columbia and Washington who speak the Wakashan language
Aleut, Aleutian - a member of the people inhabiting the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
Eskimo, Esquimau, Inuit - a member of a people inhabiting the Arctic (northern Canada or Greenland or Alaska or eastern Siberia); the Algonquians called them Eskimo (`eaters of raw flesh') but they call themselves the Inuit (`the people')
Paleo-American, Paleo-Amerind, Paleo-Indian - a member of the Paleo-American peoples who were the earliest human inhabitants of North America and South America during the late Pleistocene epoch
sannup - a married male American Indian
squaw - an American Indian woman
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
Translations
هِنْدي أحْمَر
severoamerický Indián
rødhud
amerískur indíániindíána-

Red Indian

n (offensive) → pellerossa m/f

red

(red) noun, adjective
1. (of) the colour of blood. a red car/dress / cheeks; red cheeks; a red car/dress / cheeks; Her eyes were red with crying.
2. (of hair or fur) (of) a colour which varies between a golden brown and a deep reddish-brown.
3. (a) communist. Red China; A lot of his university friends are Reds.
the Red Army
the army of the former USSR.
ˈredden verb
1. to make or become red or redder. to redden the lips with lipstick.
2. to blush. She reddened as she realized her mistake.
ˈreddish adjective
slightly red. reddish hair.
ˈredness noun
ˈredcurrant noun
a type of garden bush grown for its small red fruit.
ˈredhead noun
a person with red hair.
red herring
1. something that leads people away from the main point in a discussion.
2. a false clue or line of enquiry.
ˌred-ˈhot adjective
(of metal etc) so hot that it is glowing red. red-hot steel; This iron is red-hot.
Red Indian
a North American Indian.
red-letter day
a day which will always be remembered because of something especially good that happened on it.
red tape
annoying and unnecessary rules and regulations.
be in the red
to be in debt.
catch red-handed
to find (a person) in the act of doing wrong. The police caught the thief red-handed.
see red
to become angry. When he started criticizing my work, I really saw red.
References in classic literature ?
Her finely chiseled, clean-cut face, with something red Indian about the firm mouth and strongly marked cheek bones, showed even at that distance traces of the friction of the passing years.
As relentless as a Red Indian," was said of him, and it was said truly.
We did not know what scrambled eggs were, and we fancied that it must be some Red Indian or Sandwich Islands sort of dish that required dances and incantations for its proper cooking.
She now guessed what was coming, and was willing that it should come; not because she intended to accept, but because, like other young ladies experienced in such scenes, she counted the proposals of marriage she received as a Red Indian counts the scalps he takes.
With a touch of brown paint he would have made up very picturesquely as a Red Indian of the story-books.
All these he had taken and, with the help of the gilt rout chairs, light and easy to move, had made an elaborate cave in which he could hide himself from the Red Indians who were lurking behind the curtains.
Far away, in North America, where the Red Indians dwell, there lived a long time ago a beautiful maiden, who was lovelier than any other girl in the whole tribe.
Companies of masks with linked arms and whooping like red Indians swept the streets in crazy rushes while gusts of cold mistral swayed the gas lights as far as the eye could reach.
I had moved to New York the year before to become a poet and I wanted to know how to be the unimpeded red Indian.
QPR v Sheffield United, KO 1pm LEGENDARY Red Indian chief Geronimo has got nothing on Sheffield United when it comes to taking scalps.
Ellie Goulding is in the fancy dress line of fire this week, after she was told off and abused on social media for dressing up as what we used to call a Red Indian squaw.
Speaking about what she would like to wear at her wedding, the 'shiqui 2' star said, "I think for my wedding I would definitely choose our traditional Indian color that is the ultimate choice for maximum number of brides in India, so, I think I would want a red Indian traditional lehenga for my wedding day".