Definition of Injun in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈinjən/


US dated or offensive
An American Indian.


honest Injun

US dated or offensive Honestly; really: I won’t run away, honest Injun
More example sentences
  • I've never heard of these miniature pigs - are they real? Honest Injun?
  • Which is a category that, honest Injun, I'm rooting for much more than its bitter, twisted title would suggest.


Late 17th century: alteration of Indian.

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Syllabification: In·jun

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