• A common appellation for a North American Indian; -- so calledfrom the color of the skin. Cooper.

  • An offensive and derogatory term refering to native americans. Comes from when the government paid for each 'indian' one killed. Instead of carrying the bodies they would take the scalps to prove they had murdered a native american.

    When plural the name of a NFL team from Washington DC

    It seems there is a too common belief that the word redskin is not offensive so I dare those who believe that to go try that word out on a native american person and see their reaction.

  • A racist term refering to the color of a tanned Native American hide that is often used by ignorant individuals who believe the work to be totally innocent.

  • a compound word. red skin. Denoting the color of a skin.
    The Skin can be that of a person, place, or thing.
    Redskins is the name of the all American football team in Washington, D.C.. Their embel is that of the American Aborignals.
    The Native Americans, are great warriors, mighty survivalist, and taught the visitors of their land how to fight, farm, build, create and sustain a way of life on their land.
    The Native Americans are honored and respected with many different professional team names. Tribute to the Native Americans is also found in currency, technology, weaponry, automobiles, food, clothing, apparel, accessories, etc...
    However the color of their skin is not actually red. Much confusion here due to misuse of the word by uneducated and under informed cultures.
    In humans, Redskin denotes the color of a persons skin when burned by excessive exposure to heat, steam, lighting, also when an allergic reactions occurs from coming into contact with a triggering substance.

  • An NFL team that resides in Washington, D.C.