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.
Origin of marsh tacky
First recorded in 1830–40
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A little later every crest was surmounted by the comical figure of a marsh-tacky.Voyage of the Paper Canoe
Nathaniel H. Bishop