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dark·yalso dark·ie (där′kē)
n. pl. dark·ies Offensive
Used as a disparaging term for a black person.
n, pl darkies or darkeys
1. an offensive word for a Black person
2. Austral an offensive word for a native Australian
or dark•ie(ˈdɑr ki)
n., pl. dark•ies.
usage: This term, though rarely used today, is perceived as patronizing, demeaning, or insulting. Its earliest uses in English show that it was a neutral, informal term, but its degree of offensiveness has increased.—n.
(a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.)Older Use: Offensive.
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|Noun||1.||darky - (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people|
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language