pickaninny definition

  • noun:
    • Offensive applied as a disparaging term for a Ebony son or daughter.
    • a black youngster
    • A small child; especially, a negro or mulatto infant. Now (2001) used primarily in the latter sense, and in that sense often considered derogatory.
    • See piccaninny.
    • (ethnic slur) unpleasant term for a Black son or daughter

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