Squaw

Squaw

(skw), n. [Massachusetts Indian squa, eshqua; Narragansett squws; Delaware ochqueu, and khqueu; used also in compound words (as the names of animals) in the sense of female.] A female; a woman, especially a married woman; a wife; -- in the language of Indian tribes of the Algonquin family, correlative of sannup. [Considered offensive by some American indians.]
[1913 Webster +PJC]

Old squaw. (Zol.) See under Old.
[1913 Webster]

 

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