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Indian giver

n. Offensive
One who gives something to another and then takes or demands the gift back.

Indian giver

n
offensive US and Canadian a person who asks for the return of a present he has given
Indian giving n

In′dian giv`er


n.
usage: This term, though not commonly used, is usually perceived as insulting. It arose from a misconception about the customs of Native Americans.
n.
a person who gives a gift and then takes it back.

Usually Offensive.
[1825–35]
In′dian giv`ing, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Indian giver - an offensive term for someone who asks you to return a present he has given you
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
bestower, conferrer, donor, giver, presenter - person who makes a gift of property
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