buck·​ra | \ ˈbəkrə\
variants: or less commonly buccra
plural -s

Definition of buckra

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

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History and Etymology for buckra

Ibibio and Efik m1ba1ka2ra2, literally, master

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