Definitions

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  • n. (derogatory, ethnic slur) A small (usually black) child; a tot; a toddler.

Etymologies

Portuguese: pequeno: small + ino (diminutive suffex). (Wiktionary)

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  • No less an eyebrow-raising term nowadays than pickaninny and its alternative spellings.

    March 15, 2011