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n, pl -nies
1. offensive a small Black or Aboriginal child
2. (modifier) tiny: a piccaninny fire won't last long.
[C17: perhaps from Portuguese pequenino tiny one, from pequeno small]
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|Noun||1.||piccaninny - (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child|
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)
piccaninny(o.f.) [ˈpɪkəˌnɪnɪ] N → negrito/a m/f
n (neg!) → Negerkind nt (neg!)