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English definition of “Eskimo”

Eskimo

noun [C, U]
 
 
/ˈeskɪməʊ/ (plural Eskimos, Eskimo) old-fashioned
another word for Inuit (= a group of people who live in the cold, northern areas of North America, Russia, and Greenland, or a member of this group) : an Eskimo villagePeople of specific racial or ethnic background
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