Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. a Black woman considered by other Black people to be subservient to or to curry favor with white people.
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a person who acts as though he or she knows everything and who dismisses the opinions, comments, or suggestions of others.
a person who spends possessions or money extravagantly or wastefully; spendthrift.
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Origin of Aunt Jemima
First recorded in 1885–90; after the trademarked name of a brand of pancake mixes and associated products, featuring a picture of a Black female cook on the packaging
usage note for Aunt Jemima
The trademarked name and image of Aunt Jemima, as used by the Quaker Oats Company on some of its products, was originally the name of a stereotypical African American character in minstrel shows of the late 19th century. The image used on product packaging, originally a fat, smiling Black woman with a kerchief in her hair, has been altered over the years to eliminate racial stereotypes, though the Aunt Jemima product name remains problematic. By depicting servility and subservience to white people, Aunt Jemima retains its offensive racist overtones.
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