noun see pickaninny

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • pickaninny — or picaninny noun (plural nies) Etymology: probably ultimately from Portuguese pequenino, diminutive of pequeno small Date: 1653 often offensive a black child …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pickaninny — /pik euh nin ee/, n., pl. pickaninnies. Offensive. a black child. Also, picaninny, piccaninny. [1645 55; prob. ult. < Pg pequenino, dim. of pequeno small; as a word for small child, pickaninny and its variants are widespread in English based… …   Universalium

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