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Definition of "picaninny" [picaninny]

  • A black child. (noun)

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Use "picaninny" in a sentence
  • "Nate, when you said "picaninny" in referring to what Sam Malone is not, I was sure you were wrong because I thought a picaninny was named such as a consequence of picking cotton."
  • "That is certainly true of the "picaninny" songs of Nora Bates sung in"
  • "Their trump card, so they thought, was an article in which Johnson had used the term 'picaninny', albeit in the context of a sarcastic vignette about Blair's supposedly patronising attitude to his visitees, on a world tour."