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a contemptuous term used to refer to a black person.
a contemptuous term used to refer to any dark-skinned person.
Historical Examples

Jack and the Check Book John Kendrick Bangs
Paddy Finn W. H. G. Kingston
The Adventures of Harry Richmond, Complete George Meredith
Middy and Ensign G. Manville Fenn
Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut
Devereux, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Mount Royal, Volume 2 of 3 Mary Elizabeth Braddon
Faustus Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Heralds of Empire Agnes C. Laut
The Book of Christmas Thomas K. Hervey

(archaic) a Black African or other person with dark skin


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