brass ankle

noun

Definition of brass ankle

1 usually capitalized B&A, usually disparaging : one of a group of people of mixed white, Indian, and African ancestry in South Carolina
2 usually disparaging : a person sometimes passing as white who is partially black

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“Brass ankle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brass%20ankle. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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