darky

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n darky (ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n darky a negro; an African-American; -- an older term now considered offensive.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n darky A negro; a colored person.
    • n darky A policeman's lantern; a bull's-eye. Dickens.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Darky a negro:
    • ns Darky (slang) a policeman's lantern
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. deorc.

Usage

In literature:

I don't care if I do play the darky at Earl's Court!
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
There are hardly any darkies here, they say, and the few they have are perfectly worthless.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
There were trays and little tables, and the food itself would have betrayed a southern darky in the kitchen if nothing else had.
"The Rose Garden Husband" by Margaret Widdemer
The darky gave them a scornful glance.
"Chasing an Iron Horse" by Edward Robins
To Harry's astonishment he saw the darky buy a ticket for Swamp Angel, and then the truth flashed across the boy's mind.
"The Bradys Beyond Their Depth" by Anonymous
I will get him to manipulate; and I calculate, our darkie here will not trouble us with his presence again.
"Fern Vale (Volume 1)" by Colin Munro
But, as the darky said, 'Heah we is.
"Doctor Jones' Picnic" by S. E. Chapman
All they saw was a darky soldier clinging tenaciously to his life, and the agony of that darky's father.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
The little darky rested his gun on his saddle and took careful aim.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
Comes o' bein' brought up with darkies, ye know.
"The Panchronicon" by Harold Steele Mackaye
Well, I wush't you could o' heard them darkies holler an' laugh!
"Solomon Crow's Christmas Pockets and Other Tales" by Ruth McEnery Stuart
You can see now; eh, darkie?
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
Amzi sent the darky away and began filling the glasses, as he liked to serve the tipple himself.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
You can't keep anything away from de darkies.
"Elam Storm, The Wolfer" by Harry Castlemon
I was a big gal, washin' and ironin', when they sot the darkies free.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
But Williams, in falling, had knocked against the darky, and so disturbed his aim, and the ball flew wide.
"The Continental Dragoon" by Robert Neilson Stephens
Ours was the genuine article, though people pretend to say the old-fashioned darky is a thing of the past.
"The Girl from Arizona" by Nina Rhoades
There it was, a great big thing with the darkies standing around scratching their heads.
"The Brain" by Alexander Blade
There was a choking yell from the rudely awakened darky; and Mahoney found himself plunged into the smother of the broken waves.
"The Haunters of the Silences" by Charles G. D. Roberts
We can't have any darkies inside, you know.
"Tried for Her Life" by Emma Dorothy Eliza Nevitte Southworth
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In poetry:

Dusty vehicles together;
Darkies with the horses near
Tied to trees; the atmosphere
Redolent of bark and leather.
"One Day And Another: A Lyrical Eclogue – Part II" by Madison Julius Cawein
Mass was de Kernel
In de Rebel army,
Eber sence he went an' run away;
But his lubly darkies,
Dey has been a-watchin',
An' dey take him pris'ner tudder day.
"Babylon Is Fallen!" by Henry Clay Work
On New Yera's night, old Hannah got tight
She went out and married a darkie
And now for her sins, she's got three sets of twins
One black, one white, and one Khaki.
"Call Of The Yukon" by Billy Bennett
So handsome he looked in the putties and khaki,
Light-hearted he went like a youngster to play;
But why comes he never to speak to his Darkie,
Around at the rails at the close of the day?
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson
Sound-winded and fit and quite ready is Darkie,
Impatient to strip for the sprint and the flight;
But what can he keeping the rider in khaki?
And why does the silence hang heavy to-night?
"Ownerless" by John Shaw Neilson
Then over sand and spinifex and on, o'er ridge and plain!
The nags are fresh - besides, they know they're westward-bound again.
The brand upon old Darkie's thigh is that upon the hide
Of bullocks we must muster on the Diamantina side.
"West" by Harry Breaker Morant

In news:

The song contains the words "darkie" and "massa".
The "darkies" began arriving on the streets of Winsted.
"A lot of people, before we got it, would say, 'oh, I don't have cash with me—all I've got is my credit card,' so I think people are really happy to have it," said Renee Darkis, the trailhead 's volunteer caretaker.
Darkis says hikers are already taking advantage of the new system.
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