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.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/darky?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=d&file=darky001. Accessed 13 December 2019.

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