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A derrogatory term used twoards the American Indians primarily during the wester expoditions and by white democrats during the Civil War.
"Dem' dere red skins are holdin' up wy 19 acres of the white mans land" ~ (historical use of the word)
by History Wiz May 06, 2003
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The best team in the NFL
"dude, did you see the redskins fucking kill the cowboys last night
by Max March 13, 2005
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A great NFL Team. originally the Boston Redskins, own 3 Super bowl rings all under Joe Gibbs typically middle of the pack in modern times but that will change. GO SKINS
"OMFG The redskins just swept the Cowboys"
by C Foer December 25, 2005
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1)Team that owns every other lesser team,hard.

2)The most hated team in the country by the media and public.
Joe: Did you see the Redskins kill the Cowboys?
Bob: Yea, the media must be mad at the Redskins for making Keyshawn cry.
by JesusFuckin'Christ May 08, 2006
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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.
At a casino on a reservation a customer refered to one of the native american employees as redskin. The customer was shot by that employee. So obviously it is offensive.
by Shizzalator January 02, 2006
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An NFL team that resides in Washington, D.C.
The Redskins have won 3 Super Bowls under Joe Gibbs.
by asdfafd March 18, 2005
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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.
redskin potatoes, redskin beans, Washington Redskins, Apache Server, tomahawk helicopter, Atlanta Braves
by NotHuman October 05, 2013
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A native american person.
My sister is a "redskin".

Redskins are a good team, they got Clinton Portis now.
by some polak September 15, 2004
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