Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A confection consisting of a white cream filling sandwiched between two chocolate cookies.

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  • proper noun trademark A brand of cookie made up of two dark brown, chocolate wafers joined by a layer of white, sugary filling.
  • proper noun US, mildly pejorative, slang A black person that appears to the community to embody the social and cultural features of a white person

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun chocolate cookie with white cream filling

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Examples

  • Jung gave police a heads-up about Saturday's search, and two volunteer reserve officers were jea oreo 04 With over a dozen volunteers trying to catch her, Oreo, a goat that has lived in the bluff along Concorde Avenue in South St. Paul for several years, looks for escape route.

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  • This Oreo is a complete disgrace to the black community and should be burnt in effigy by the NAACP just to make a point.

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  • They've been claiming for years that the lt gov was pelted with Oreo cookies at a debate - because an "Oreo" is a word used to describe a black person who is black on the outside and white on the inside, i.e., a sell-out.

    11/14/2005

  • The racist comment about being an Oreo is un-American and un-Patriotic.

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  • Referring to Mr. Obama as Mr. Oreo is blatantly racist, and I for one am shocked that CNN would even allow it.

    Clinton win leads to Obama boost

  • Things need shaking up when American women feel endangered even as Yosemite bears lumber around belching, their eyes glazed with surfeit, their pelts covered in Oreo crumbs.

    Cheap Thrills

  • Things need shaking up when American women feel endangered even as Yosemite bears lumber around belching, their eyes glazed with surfeit, their pelts covered in Oreo crumbs.

    Cheap Thrills

  • I'm afraid that for far too many, if they embrace me it's only because they think I'm an "Oreo"--black on the outside, white on the inside.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • I'm afraid that for far too many, if they embrace me it's only because they think I'm an "Oreo"--black on the outside, white on the inside.

    God Bless Our Soldiers At Ft. Hood

  • This would appear to confirm Obama's mixed race background, or as we birther geneticists call it, "Oreo."

    Dan Pashman: Obama Could Do Better: Birth Certificate Is a Poor Effort at Forgery

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