Synonyms for injun

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I dunno's there's any more Injun in me than there is devil in you!'

"Injun's on top," he diagnosed sententiously after a minute.

"Clark and I was going up to the Injun camp," spoke up Gene.

I told him to kill you, you lying, renegade Injun—and if he couldn't, I can!

That fellow you was just talking with is as good a canoeman as an Injun.

"That's explainin', now, what that sneakin' Injun lass was up to," declared Ed.

"You never knows what an Injun's goin' t' do," cautioned Douglas.

"No, Bill, you better stay here with th' Injun," directed Ed.

“Heap big Injun chief,” announced Bobby, prancing about in his suit.

"Why, this is what they call Injun picture writing," replied Red, obligingly.

WORD ORIGIN

1812 (from 1683 as Ingin), spelling representing American English colloquial pronunciation of Indian (q.v.). Honest Injun as an asseveration of truthfuless first recorded 1868, from the notion of assurance extracted from Indians of their lack of duplicity.

The term honest Indian is attested from 1676.

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Native American

nounaboriginal american
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