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buckra

[ buhk-ruh ]
/ ˈbʌk rə /
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noun Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States).

Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a term used to refer to a white man.

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Origin of buckra

First recorded in 1685–90; of uncertain origin; often alleged to be from Efik m̀bakára “white man”; compare Jamaican English backra, and earlier English spellings bochara, bacceroe, backearary
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buckra
/ (ˈbʌkrə) /

noun

(used contemptuously by Black people, esp in the US) a White man

Word Origin for buckra

C18: probably from Efik mba-ka-ra master
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