peckerwood definition

  • noun:
    • Chiefly Southern U.S. See woodpecker. See Regional Note at everwhere.
    • A woodpecker.
    • A peckerwood sawmill.
    • A white individual, especially a Southerner, or one that is ignorant, rustic, or bigoted.
    • A white (male) inmate, particularly person who is racist or that is a member of a race-based prison gang.
    • bird with strong claws and a stiff tail adapted for climbing and a hard chisel-like bill for boring into wood for insects

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