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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.

squaw man

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

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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Noun1.squaw man - a white man married to a North American Indian woman
white man - a man who is White
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Squaw men were at first seen as clever mountain men who bought Indian women as wives or later European American men who lived near reservations and married Indian women in order to obtain reservation land during the allotment period.