squaw man


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squaw man

n. Offensive
A white or other non-Native American man having a Native American wife and usually living with her people.
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squaw man

n
1. (Peoples) a White or other non-American-Indian man married to a North American Indian woman
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squaw′ man`


n.
usage: This term, though rarely used today, is perceived as insulting to Native Americans.
n.
(a term used to refer to a white or other non-Indian man married to an American Indian woman.)

Older Use: Offensive.
[1865–70, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.squaw man - a white man married to a North American Indian woman
white man - a man who is White
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