HyperDic: picaninny

English > 1 sense of the word picaninny:
NOUNperson picaninny, pickaninny, piccaninny(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
English > picaninny: 1 sense > noun 1, person
Meaning(ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child.
Synonymspickaninny, piccaninny
BroaderBlack, African-American, Negro, NegroidA person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
child, kid, youngster, minor, shaver, nipper, small fry, tiddler, tike, tyke, fry, nestlingA young person of either sex
Usage ofdisparagement, depreciation, derogationA communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slurA slur on someone's race or language

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