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- n. A poor white person.
- adj. white
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. White; white man's; strong; good.
- n. A white man; -- a term used by negroes of the African coast, West Indies, etc.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A white man: used by the blacks of the African coast, the West Indies, and the southern United States.
- White: as, buckra yam, white yam.
Steele is the first black man I've ever known to have the qualities of a buckra .......
Though haggard and distrait, Cooke was still every inch the buckra, or Jamaican planter.
Right, Quashee: and there's a buckra man coming to make a fine husband for herCaptain Orford, to whom she has long given her heart, returns this very day to claim her hand.
This night good buckra man give grand dance and much kous kous; 'cause Captain Orford makes himself all one with Missee Rosa; so run and tell merry Jonkanoo to get him big head on, and all dansa, dansa, like mad.
Bless her heart! she bery kind lady, she make fine wife for buckra man.
They didn't say rich buckra they say big buckra and po buckra ..
Buckra, but they would say po buckra and then they call the white folks big buckra.
But the Negroes call the poor white trash, po-buckra.
So buckra is really, well-to-do, upstanding, well-padded white people.
In Indian languages, moreover, certain words were discovered which appeared originally in an African language, such as “canoe,” “tobacco,” and “buckra.”
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