or o·re·o

[ awr-ee-oh, ohr- ]


, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
, plural O·re·os.
  1. a Black person who is regarded as having adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of their own heritage.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Oreo1

An Americanism dating back to 1965–70; from trademark name of a dark chocolate cookie with a white cream filling

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Example Sentences

But the Oreo cookies in the photograph were actually sent by Operation Oreo, a project of Alpharetta Methodist Church in Georgia.

Elsewhere in the song, Kelly compares himself to the cookie monster and cleverly sings “I love to lick the middle like an Oreo.”

A surprising new entry on the 2009 list in this category is Oreo, a sweet black-and-white choice.

There is also a trend toward ‘O’-ending names, such as Leo, Romeo, Rocco, Oreo, Gizmo and Milo.

She set down a tray of Whole Foods organic Oreo clones, a digital recorder, and another yellow pad.

King Oreo hastened to renew his acquaintance with the captain, and gave him all the provisions his island produced.

But the same wind which kept us in the harbour, brought Oreo back from Bolabola, with the two deserters.

Oreo, and six or eight men more from Ulietea, took a passage with us to Bolabola.

I also left at Ulietea, under the care of Oreo, an English boar and sow, and two goats.