Squaw

squaw

(Science: ethnology) A female; a woman; in the language of indian tribes of the Algonquin family, correlative of sannup.

Origin: Massachusetts Indian squa, eshqua; Narragansett squaws; Delaware ochqueu, and khqueu; used also in compound words (as the names of animals) in the sense of female.


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