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pickaninny

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EtymologyEdit

From Spanish pequeño (little, small), or Portuguese pequeno (little, small)[1] or pequenino (small one, young one)[2]

NounEdit

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pickaninny (plural pickaninnies)

  1. (slang, offensive, derogatory) a black child

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pickaninny” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911. [1]