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

  • n. Offensive Used as a disparaging term for a Black person.

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  • n. Alternative spelling of darkey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a negro; an African-American; -- an older term now considered offensive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A negro; a colored person.
  • n. A policeman's lantern; a bull's-eye. Dickens.

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

  • n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people

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