Western African a small child

Word Origin for pickin

from Portuguese pequeno; see piccaninny
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Examples from the Web for pickin

Historical Examples of pickin

  • You're tired to pieces with this pickin' and sortin', an' you're comin' over to dinner, both on ye.

    Tiverton Tales

    Alice Brown

  • The only thing I've got against her is her bad judgment in pickin' a father.

    The Rise of Roscoe Paine

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • Is a feller free when he's got two pickin' at him instead of one?

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • And I said, 'They're all pickin' on me and callin' me cowardy calf!'

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes

  • She's pickin' herself up out the dust and hurryin' home like two-forty.

    In a Little Town

    Rupert Hughes