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pickaninny

noun pick·a·nin·ny \ˈpi-kə-ˌni-nē, ˌpi-kə-ˈ\
plural pick·a·ninies

Definition of PICKANINNY

often offensive
:  a black child

Variants of PICKANINNY

pick·a·nin·ny or pic·a·nin·ny \ˈpi-kə-ˌni-nē, ˌpi-kə-ˈ\

Origin of PICKANINNY

probably ultimately from Portuguese pequenino, diminutive of pequeno small
First Known Use: 1653

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