Definition of Pickaninny

1. Noun. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child.




Definition of Pickaninny

1. n. A small child; especially, a negro or mulatto infant.

Definition of Pickaninny

1. Noun. (slang offensive derogatory) a black child ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pickaninny

1. [n -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pickaninny

pick up the tab
pick up truck
pick up trucks
pickaback
pickaback plant
pickabacked
pickabacking
pickabacks
pickability
pickable
pickadil
pickadils
pickage
pickages
pickaninnies
pickaninny (current term)
pickapack
pickaroon
pickaroons
pickax
pickaxe
pickaxed
pickaxes
pickaxing
pickback
pickbacks
picked
picked-strings
picked up
pickedness

Literary usage of Pickaninny

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1. Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise and Otherwise by Thomas Washington Talley (1922)
"He's a liddle pickaninny, Born in ole Virginy. Mammy! Don't de baby grow? Setch a eatin' o' de honey an' a drinkin' o' de wine! We's gwine down togedder fer ..."

2. The Conjure Woman by Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1899)
"SIS' BECKY'S pickaninny WE had not lived in North Carolina very long before I was able to note a marked improvement in my wife's health. ..."

3. The Log of the Snark by Charmian London, Snark (Ketch) (1915)
"... half cents to its owner, and the woman-fowl a little more, what of her capacity for "pickaninny he stop along woman-fowl too much." September 19, 1908. ..."

4. The Story of One Regiment: The Eleventh Maine Infantry Volunteers in the War by Maine Infantry 11th Regt., 1861-1866 (1896)
"... Post—The Veterans and the Recruits—A Grievance—An Ungrateful pickaninny—General Emory—The Raid into Matthews County—The Raid to Gloucester Court House. ..."

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