Definition of squaw noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//skwɔː//
; NAmE NAmE//skwɔː//
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a word for a Native American woman that is now often considered offensive an Indian squaw Word Originmid 17th cent.: from Narragansett squaws ‘woman’, with related forms in many Algonquin dialects. Narragansett is an extinct Algonquian language.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: squaw