indian giving

indian giving
Usage: usually capitalized I
: the type of giving typical of an Indian giver

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Indian giving noun
Giving with the expectation of reciprocation
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  • Indian giving — noun see Indian giver …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Indian giver — Indian giving. Informal (sometimes offensive). a person who gives a gift and then takes it back. [1825 35] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Indian giver — noun A person who demands the return of or takes back something which he or she has previously given. Mark me, hell never take those bonds. . . . He gave them to you and hes not an Indian giver. See Also: Indian giving …   Wiktionary

  • Indian giver — noun Date: circa 1848 a person who gives something to another and then takes it back or expects an equivalent in return • Indian giving noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • Indian mathematics — mdash;which here is the mathematics that emerged in South Asia from ancient times until the end of the 18th century mdash;had its beginnings in the Bronze Age Indus Valley civilization (2600 1900 BCE) and the Iron Age Vedic culture (1500 500 BCE) …   Wikipedia

  • Indian Institutes of Technology — …   Wikipedia

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