Definition of Piccaninny

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




Definition of Piccaninny

1. Noun. (dated slang) A black child ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Piccaninny

picaroons
picaros
picas
picayune
picayunes
picayunish
piccadill
piccadills
piccadilly
piccage
piccages
piccalilli
piccalillis
piccanin
piccaninnies
piccaninny (current term)
piccanins
piccata
piccies
piccolo
piccoloist
piccoloists
piccolos
piccy
pice
picea
piceatannol
piceatannols
picenadol
picene

Literary usage of Piccaninny

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Polar Regions: Or a Search After Sir John Franklin's Expedition by Sherard Osborn (1854)
"... under the plea that his wife was very ill, and that there was no one but himself to take care of the " piccaninny." Interested from such proper feeling ..."

2. Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar by Sherard Osborn (1852)
"... and that there was no one but himself to take care of the " piccaninny." Interested from such proper feeling in the man, Dr. P and I entered his winter ..."

3. The Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents (1904)
"Ah! those were happy days, and piccaninny wondered if they would ever return. ... piccaninny kept staring at the big golden ball in the sky until he began ..."

4. The Polar Regions: Or a Search After Sir John Franklin's Expedition by Sherard Osborn (1854)
"... under the plea that his wife was very ill, and that there was no one but himself to take care of the " piccaninny." Interested from such proper feeling ..."

5. Stray Leaves from an Arctic Journal: Or, Eighteen Months in the Polar by Sherard Osborn (1852)
"... and that there was no one but himself to take care of the " piccaninny." Interested from such proper feeling in the man, Dr. P and I entered his winter ..."

6. The Kindergarten for Teachers and Parents (1904)
"Ah! those were happy days, and piccaninny wondered if they would ever return. ... piccaninny kept staring at the big golden ball in the sky until he began ..."

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