Oreo

noun
Or·​eo | \ ˈȯr-ē-(ˌ)ō How to pronounce Oreo (audio) , ˈär- \
plural Oreos

Definition of Oreo

disparaging + offensive
: a Black person who is perceived as adopting the characteristic mentality and behavior of white middle-class people

First Known Use of Oreo

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Oreo

from Oreo, trademark for a chocolate cookie with a white cream filling

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“Oreo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oreo. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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