buckra

noun

buck·​ra
ˈbəkrə
variants or less commonly buccra
plural -s
1
chiefly South, often disparaging : a white person or a person of predominantly white ancestry
used chiefly by African-Americans
2
chiefly South : boss, master

Word History

Etymology

Ibibio and Efik m1ba1ka2ra2, literally, master

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“Buckra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/buckra. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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