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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Gullah creole.
  • n. A speaker of Gullah.
  • n. Offensive Coastal South Carolina and Georgia Used as a disparaging term for a person who speaks a nonstandard local dialect, as in Savannah, Georgia, or Charleston, South Carolina.

Etymologies

Ultimately after the Ogeechee River, Georgia, along which distinctive varieties of Black English were spoken.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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