Definition of Darkey

1. Noun. (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people.

Exact synonyms: Darkie, Darky
Language type: Depreciation, Derogation, Disparagement, Ethnic Slur
Generic synonyms: Black, Black Person, Blackamoor, Negro, Negroid



Definition of Darkey

1. Noun. (slang normally considered offensive ethnic slur) a person with a dark skin, notably of African ancestry. But it can also be used for other people, such as in England for people of Indian/Pakistani ancestry and in the US for people of Hispanic ancestry. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Darkey

1. a coloured person [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Darkey

darken
darken somebody's door
darken somebody's doorstep
darken somebody's doorway
darken someone's door
darken someone's doorstep
darken someone's doorway
darkened
darkener
darkeners
darkeness
darkening
darkens
darker
darkest
darkey (current term)
darkeys
darkful
darkhorse
darkhorse candidate
darkie
darkies
darking
darkish
darkishly
darkishness
darkle
darkled
darkles
darklier

Literary usage of Darkey

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1. Uncle Remus: The Folk-lore of the Old Plantation by Joel Chandler Harris (1880)
"REJE US AND THE SAVANNAH darkey. THE notable difference existing between the negroes in the interior of the cotton States and those on the seaboard —a ..."

2. Mosby and His Men: A Record of the Adventures of that Renowned Partisan by J. Marshall Crawford (1867)
"The only instance of the kind that ever came to my knowledge was that of a darkey (whom the Yankees had driven away from his home) near Salem, while General ..."

3. Such Nonsense!: An Anthology by Carolyn Wells (1918)
"THE NAUGHTY darkey BOY There was a cruel darkey boy, Who sat upon the shore, ... He eyed the little darkey boy, Then heaved a blubbering sigh, And said, ..."

4. Led On!: Step by Step, Scenes from Clerical, Military, Educational, and by Anthony Toomer Porter (1898)
"... XXI HOME AGAIN / return home— The darkey in uniform yields to a bluff—The iniquities of the Freedmen's Bureau—" Give us this day our daily bread'' — The ..."

5. Deeds of Daring by Both Blue and Gray by D. M. Kelsey (1883)
""You sec, Wash," said he, turning to the darkey, who bore the name of the Father of his Country; "you see, the guerillas are not as thick as you thought ..."

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