noun, Informal: Sometimes Offensive.
a person who gives a gift and then takes it back.
(US & Canadian, offensive) a person who asks for the return of a present he has given
One who takes or demands back one’s gift to another, as in Jimmy wanted to take back Dan’s birthday present, but Mom said that would make him an Indian giver. This term, now considered offensive, originally alluded to the Native American practice of expecting a gift in return for one that is given. [ ; early 1800s ]
noun 1. a southern Chinese evergreen shrub, Raphiolepis indica, of the rose family, having shiny, leathery leaves and pinkish-white flowers in loose clusters.
- Indian hay
noun phrase Marijuana: a couple of Indian hay cigarettes (1876+)
[in-dee-an-uh] /ˌɪn diˈæn ə/ noun 1. Robert (Robert Clarke) born 1928, U.S. painter of pop art. 2. a state in the central United States: a part of the Midwest. 36,291 sq. mi. (93,995 sq. km). Capital: Indianapolis. Abbreviation: IN (for use with zip code), Ind. 3. a city in W central Pennsylvania. /ˌɪndɪˈænɪən/ noun 1. […]
noun 1. (sometimes lowercase) British. . noun 1. a black pigment made from a mixture of lampblack and a binding agent such as gelatine or glue: usually formed into solid cakes and sticks 2. a black liquid ink made from this pigment