Definition of Old squaw

1. Noun. A common long-tailed sea duck of the northern parts of the United States.

Exact synonyms: Clangula Hyemalis, Oldwife
Generic synonyms: Sea Duck
Group relationships: Clangula, Genus Clangula



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Old Squaw

old penny
old person
old rose
old salt
old saw
old saws
old school
old school tie
old sight
old skool
old sledge
old sod
old soul
old souls
old sport
old squaw (current term)
old stager
old stick
old style
old style font
old sweat
old sweats
old time
old time used to be
old times
old timey
old wine in a new bottle
old wives' tale

Literary usage of Old squaw

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1. Belden, the White Chief: Or, Twelve Years Among the Wild Indians of the Plains by George Pfauts Belden (1875)
"I HAD often observed in the teepee of a good-natured old squaw, whom I used to visit almost every day, a warrior, whose hair was silvery white, ..."

2. Handbook of Birds of the Western United States: Including the Great Plains by Florence Merriam Bailey (1902)
"OLD-SQUAW. A trim little duck with short bill; male with long slender tail; ... The old-squaw, or long-tailed duck, ¡s mainly a bird of the arctic coasts, ..."

3. Ten Years in Oregon by Miss A. J. Allen, A. J. Allen (1848)
"... to start—Kind old squaw—Gratitude—Unpleasant surprise—Advantageous trade proposed—Kind interference—Forced trade—Final conclusion—Dr. Satterly. ..."

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