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blackfellow

[ blak-fel-oh ]
/ ˈblækˌfɛl oʊ /
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noun Older Use: Usually Offensive.

a term used to refer to an Aboriginal inhabitant of Australia.

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Also black·fel·la [blak-fel-uh] /ˈblækˌfɛl ə/ .

Origin of blackfellow

First recorded in 1730–40; black + fellow
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