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marsh tacky

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noun South Atlantic States (chiefly South Carolina and Georgia).

a small, sometimes half-wild horse of the coastal marshes.
Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a poor white living in the marshes.

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Origin of marsh tacky

First recorded in 1830–40
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