red man


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red man

n
archaic offensive a North American Indian
[C18]

red′ man`


n.
usage: This term is rarely used today, except in historical contexts. It is sometimes perceived as insulting to Native Americans.
n.
Older Use: Sometimes Offensive. American Indian.
[1600–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.red man - (slang) offensive term for Native Americansred man - (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 ?
While he was in Egypt, in the desert not far away from Syria, the Red Man had appeared to him on the mountain of Moses, in order to say,
Then again, on the eve of victory at Marengo, the Red Man springs to his feet in front of the Emperor for the second time, and says to him:
I myself have never believed that; but the Red Man is, undoubtedly, a fact.
It was all Asia against Europe,' as the Red Man had said to Napoleon.
The Emperor was not easy in his mind; he had seen the Red Man, who said to him, 'My child, you are going a little too fast for your feet; you will run short of men, and your friends will play you false.
The Allies had eaten up all our provisions; everybody began to betray him, just as the Red Man had foretold.
The reputation of those hardy and powerful white adventurers, who so often penetrated the wilds inhabited by his people, was well known to him; but while he drew nigher, with the respect and caution that a brave enemy never fails to inspire, it was with the vindictive animosity of a red man, jealous and resentful of the inroads of the stranger.
If the fellow should prove false it would profit Gahan nothing to slay him, since without his guidance the red man might never hope to retrace his way to the tower and freedom.
Here, now, red man, thou must fight, if ever," whispered Ghek.
The warriors, startled by the unexpected appearance of a red man, stood for a moment in dumb amazement, and in that moment Gahan of Gathol was upon them, and one was down, a sword-thrust through its heart.
Most of them, however, were prone to assimilate to the red man in their heedlessness of the future.
Had he been a big red man, with whiskers, you would have beaten him - you know you would - if Mr.