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EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

pickaninny ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Southern US, Australia) Little, small.

NounEdit

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pickaninny ‎(plural pickaninnies)

  1. (obsolete, derogatory) A black child.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ pickaninny” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary (2001).
  2. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 1911. [1]
  • Ernest Giles, Australia Twice Traversed (1889) (confirms that the adjective meaning "little" is used in Australia)
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