Definition of Pickaninny in English :

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Pickaninny meaning in English

Meaning of Pickaninny in English

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Pickaninny pronunciation in English

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1. picaninny, piccaninny, pickaninny

(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child

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noun plural -nies
a variant spelling (esp US) of piccaninny

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nounWord forms: plural ˈpickaˌninnies
Slang, Dialectal, Obsolete
a black child
now an offensive term

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n. pl. pick·a·nin·nies
Used as a disparaging term for a young black child.

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