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1. picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny

(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child

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noun plural -nies
1. offensive
a small Black or Aboriginal child
2. (modifier)
a piccaninny fire won't last long

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nounWord forms: plural ˈpiccaˌninnies
alt. sp. of; Slang, Dialectal, Obsolete
, now an offensive term

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