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- noun derogatory, ethnic slur, idiomatic A subservient or accultured black person; an
Uncle Tomor traitor
- noun dated A black slave that worked as a
domesticas opposed to manual labor.
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By analogy with slaves that worked predominantly indoors during American slavery who were trained with more skills than basic field hands or plantation niggers.
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