- Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to a white man.
Origin of buckra
Examples from the Web for buckra
Historical Examples of buckra
I never heard a Buckra man say so, till I heard tell of it in England.The History of Mary Prince
De Yankee tell we to go en Buckra corn house and git w'at we want for eat.Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2
Works Projects Administration
Gib me de money, buckra, she croaked; gib me de money here in dis hand.The Ocean Wireless Boys and the Lost Liner
At the first sight of these strangers, Quaco shot like an arrow into the underwood—calling upon the buckra to follow his example.The Maroon
Fore God, buckra, if one of younner put your nasty hand on dis chile of my ole missus you got to knock Delia down fust.The Women of the Confederacy
J. L. Underwood
- (used contemptuously by Black people, esp in the US) a White man
Word Origin for buckra
Word Origin and History for buckra
disparaging term among U.S. blacks for "white person," especially a poor one, 1790, apparently from an African language; cf. mbakara "master" in Efik, a language of the Ibibio people of southern Nigeria.