darky

noun
\ ˈdär-kē How to pronounce darky (audio) \
variants: or darkie
plural darkies

Definition of darky

offensive
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a black person

First Known Use of darky

1775, in the meaning defined above

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“Darky.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darky. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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