[ dahrk-toun ]
/ ˈdɑrkˌtaʊn /
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noun Older Use: Usually Offensive.
a part of a town or city inhabited largely by Black people.
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usage note for darktown
This term from the 1880s, as used in the American South, is usually perceived as insulting and racist. But Darktown Strutters’ Ball was the name of a popular jazz song written in 1917.
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Madge soon reached the edge of darktown, taking a main street which led to the better section of Claymore.The Secret of the Sundial|Mildred A. Wirt, AKA Ann Wirt