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 ?
By the time I had regained my feet the red man had turned and ridden back to us.
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.
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 Red Man went over to the Bourbons like the low scoundrel he is.
According to the plan, the red man proposes by kneeling down at a red light while the green man holds his girlfriend's hand and crosses the road.