picaninny


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picaninny

(ˈpɪkəˌnɪnɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Anthropology & Ethnology) offensive a variant spelling of piccaninny
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.picaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Black - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
child, kid, minor, nipper, tiddler, youngster, tike, shaver, small fry, nestling, fry, tyke - a young person of either sex; "she writes books for children"; "they're just kids"; "`tiddler' is a British term for youngster"
References in periodicals archive ?
No longer were African American female actors relegated to the pervasive roles of the mammy, tragic mulatto and picaninny.
I had opted out of the 'walk' up Picaninny Creek to see an example of aborigine rock painting as recent rain had resulted in water deep enough to reach the men s armpits, so my 5 foot 3 inches would have been submerged.