darky
darky dark"y, n. a negro; an African-American; -- an older term now considered offensive. [Slang]

Syn: darkie, darkey. [1913 Webster +PJC]


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  • darky — or darkie [där′kē] n. pl. darkies ☆ [Old Informal] Negro: a derogatory or contemptuous term: also darkey …   English World dictionary

  • darky — or darkie noun (plural darkies) Date: 1775 usually offensive a black person …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • darky — /dahr kee/, n., pl. darkies. Offensive. a black person. Also, darkie. [1765 75; DARK + Y2] * * * …   Universalium

  • darky — Synonyms and related words: American Indian, Amerind, Australian aborigine, Bushman, Caucasian, Indian, Malayan, Mister Charley, Mongolian, Negrillo, Negrito, Negro, Oriental, Red Indian, WASP, black, black man, blackfellow, boy, brown man,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • darky — dark·y || dɑːkɪ n. black person (derogatory) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • darky — noun variant spelling of darkie …   English new terms dictionary

  • darky — dark•y or darkie [[t]ˈdɑr ki[/t]] n. pl. dark•ies. usage: This term, though rarely used today, is perceived as patronizing, demeaning, or insulting. Its earliest uses in English show that it was a neutral, informal term, but its degree of… …   From formal English to slang

  • darky — /ˈdaki/ (say dahkee) noun Colloquial → darkie. Also, darkey …   Australian English dictionary

  • darky —    A rare variant, in either spelling form, of ‘nigger’, and perhaps slightly less offensive, but little used in modern times. An attempt seems to have been made to substitute this term for ‘nigger’ at one time, and at first it carried no… …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • darky — n. (also darkie) (pl. ies) sl. offens. a Black person …   Useful english dictionary

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