from The Century Dictionary.
- noun See
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- noun slang, normally considered offensive, ethnic slur a person with a dark skin, notably of
African ancestry. But it can also be used for other people, such as in England for people of Indian/ Pakistaniancestry and in the US for people of Hispanicancestry.
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- noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
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In that settlement, it was considered a disgrace for a white child to feed at the breast of a slave woman, but it was all right if the darkey was a free woman.
A waiter in a dress coat (he had never seen a live figure in a dress coat before) met him at the door, and with elaborate authority called another darkey, in
A masked, armed nightrider who admitted terrorizing freed slaves, William Stewart Simkins proudly spoke of beating a "darkey" with a barrel stave.
In a speech printed in the university's alumni magazine in 1916, for example, Prof. Simkins talked about whipping a "darkey" who had allegedly insulted a white woman.
The beautiful, full voice of the "darkey" is so attractive -- so soothing, and they are so deft and gentle.
She must be allowed, please, to except the 'darkey' from the 'all'; it is too bitter a pill with black people in it.
Page 232 captain and the other their master, and then carry the ship into a British port, where every 'darkey' of them was set free.
Page 229 kick on the shin, will tame the wildest 'darkey' you can fetch me.
A knock on the nose, or a kick on the shin, will tame the wildest 'darkey' you can fetch me.
None of the three ever went abroad without that pliant, painted, switch -- a very emblem of devilish cruelty -- in their hands; never returned home, without having used it in the castigation of some unfortunate "darkey," whose evil star had caused him to stray across their track, while riding the rounds of the plantation.