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- n. A black child.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See piccaninny.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
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Nate, when you said "picaninny" in referring to what Sam Malone is not, I was sure you were wrong because I thought a picaninny was named such as a consequence of picking cotton.
That is certainly true of the "picaninny" songs of Nora Bates sung in
Their trump card, so they thought, was an article in which Johnson had used the term 'picaninny', albeit in the context of a sarcastic vignette about Blair's supposedly patronising attitude to his visitees, on a world tour.
Dismembered frog purses + Nazi & picaninny memorabilia.
Sam proved that he isn't some Negro picaninny boy, he is his own man!
Apparently, both spellings picaninny and pickininny are correct.
Charity only could have induced him to take the picaninny, in fact, for he was but
The African picaninny has just as much curiosity as his American brother and in ten minutes the whole juvenile population was assembled around us.
For the little picaninny came plain before my eyes, and oh!
He couldn't help killing the picaninny, of course, and perhaps we had grown rather foolish about him, having watched him and laughed at him so long.