Definition of Peckerwood

1. Noun. Bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects.


Definition of Peckerwood

1. Noun. (Southern US slang) A woodpecker. ¹

2. Noun. (Southern US) A peckerwood sawmill. ¹

3. Noun. (US offensive slang) A white person, especially a Southerner, or one who is ignorant or rustic. ¹

4. Noun. (context: prison slang) A white (male) inmate, especially one who is racist or who is a member of a race-based prison gang. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Peckerwood

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Peckerwood

pechans
peched
peching
pechoño
pechs
pecilocin
peck
peck at
peck out
pecke
pecked
pecker
pecker snot
peckerhead
peckers
peckerwood (current term)
peckerwood sawmill
peckerwoods
peckes
peckier
peckiest
pecking
pecking order
peckingly
peckings
peckish
peckishly
peckled
pecks
pecksniffian

Literary usage of Peckerwood

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1. Second Report on the Water Powers of Alabama by Benjamin Mortimer Hall, Maxcy Reddick Hall (1916)
"... Mouth of peckerwood Creek, at foot of peckerwood Shoal 399.64 Mouth of Sulphur Branch from Talladega Springs _ 402.80 Mouth of Cedar Creek, ..."

2. A Preliminary Report on a Part of the Water Powers of Alabama by Benjamin Mortimer Hall (1903)
"... a half mile above peckerwood Creek, at the foot of peckerwood Shoals, and is eight miles east of Shelby, Ala., and two miles west of Talladega Springs, ..."

3. Our Southern Highlanders: A Narrative of Adventure in the Southern by Horace Kephart (1922)
"The woodpecker is turned around into a peckerwood, except that the giant woodpecker (here still a common bird) is known as a woodcock or ..."

4. Bill Arp: Front the Uncivil War to Date. 1861-1903 by Bill Arp (1903)
"My old friend peckerwood says he's lived here thirty-five years and never seed the like before. It dident rain nor pour, but just come down in horizontal ..."

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