picaninny

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n picaninny (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n picaninny See piccaninny.
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Usage

In literature:

Camped under them we found one buck, several gins, and numerous picaninnies; it was clear that more were not far off.
"Spinifex and Sand" by David W Carnegie
Now they saw that seven of the eleven were small, only picaninnies.
"The Book of the Bush" by George Dunderdale
And everywhere, mixed in with the pigs and the goats, were the blackest of picaninnies.
"Pieces of Eight" by Richard le Gallienne
Oh, picaninny, holler louder!
"The Harvest of Years" by Martha Lewis Beckwith Ewell
And dar's only de ole 'ooman an' two picaninnies.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 22, August, 1878" by Various
Greyheaded darkies and picaninnies peered with grinning faces over every fence.
"Red-Tape and Pigeon-Hole Generals" by William H. Armstrong
The gins{***} and picaninnies, he said, were not with the party that had seized Sheila, neither were there any dogs with them.
"Chinkie's Flat and Other Stories" by Louis Becke
I was only a picaninny when I ranned away with Massa Cap'n Dynamite.
"A Voyage with Captain Dynamite" by Charles Edward Rich
We puddled the mud and got the black gins to tramp it down, adding a picaninny to their backs to increase their weight.
"Reminiscences of Queensland" by William Henry Corfield
Tell him, as soon as I can get the strings I'll make one for his picaninnies.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 17 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
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In poetry:

They killed little Paddy, but spared the young baby,
Because it was sickly — I think it was that —
And while Molly was crying, a gin said, "No habbie
Your thin picaninny — we'll wait till it's fat."
"Paddy's Letter, 1857" by Anonymous Oceania