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piccanin

/ˈpɪkəˌnɪn; ˌpɪkəˈnɪn/
noun
1.
(South African, offensive) a Black African child
Word Origin
variant of piccaninny
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  • Sophie shouted to piccanin to bring another glass, and pushed the soda and lemons across the table.

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