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  • n. A poor Caucasian person. Specifically, a lower-class descendant of the Caucasians who worked the land before the arrival of African slaves.

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From Bajan. The word ecky-becky can be traced back to before Africans ever left Africa to Barbados. In one Igbo community in West Africa a French man named, Eque Beque, or something similar, tried to colonize said Igbo people but failed for he had no money or army to do so and from then on these Igbo people called any poor Caucasian, Ecky-becky. This word would later be taken ,with these people, to Barbados as they were captured along with other African tribes and brought into slavery.

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