Definitions starting with I

ID #2297


[W Car.; also US dial. ADD] n. Indian; native American: 1936 Wun Injun who got money an' stuff pile up in he yard (Dupuch 18). (Black)

◊Because engine is also pronounced /injan/, there occur hypercorrections such as fire Indian.

Tags: hypercorrection, noun

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Last update: 2010-10-27 00:32
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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