Origin of redskindescriptive a kind of white potato that has a reddish skinin full redskin potato
Origin of redskinin allusion to the typical skin color, perceived as reddish brown an American Indian: now considered by many to be an offensive term
Used as a disparaging term for a Native American.
Origin of redskinOriginally a translation of 18th-century Mississippi Valley French Peau Rouge Native American person ( peau skin ) ( rouge red ) a translation of non-deprecatory Native American self-designations such as Fox meeshkwinameshkaata literally, “one having red skin” meshkw- red -i-nameshk- skin -aa- to have -ta participle suffix ( used in opposition to designations of persons of European origin as waapeshkinameshkaata “one having white skin” ) ( waapeshk- white ) ( -i-nameshk- skin ) ( -aa- to have ) ( -ta participle suffix )
- (pejorative, politically incorrect, ethnic slur) An American Indian, Red Indian.
From the reddish skin colour of American Indians.