- Indian woman
- Native American woman
Other Word Forms of Squaw
Origin of Squaw
From the Massachusett word squàws (“woman"), from Proto-Algonquian *eθkwe·wa (“(young) woman"). Cognate with Abenaki -skwa (“female, wife"), Mohegan-Pequot sqá, Cree iskwew / ᐃᐢᑫᐧᐤ (“woman"), Ojibwe ikwe (“woman"). In the 1970s, some non-linguists began to claim that the word originally meant "vagina"; this has been discredited.
Massachusett squa younger woman
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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