variants or darkie
plural darkies
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a Black person

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1775, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of darky was circa 1775

Dictionary Entries Near darky

Cite this Entry

“Darky.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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