or pic·a·nin·ny, pic·ca·nin·ny
- a term used to refer to a black child.
Origin of pickaninny
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Historical Examples of pickaninny
Just as I got out there came along the Pickaninny that had gone over on the rainbow.
Piccaninny, Pickaninny, pik′a-nin-i, n. a little child: an African or negro child.
Having bought a fowl from a native in a canoe, the native asked me if I wanted “Pickaninny stop along him fella.”The Cruise of the Snark
Presently a Pickaninny came along with a small keg in his hands.
- a variant spelling (esp US) of piccaninny