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Conky Joe, Conchy Joe

[cf. CONCH 2, CONKY 1 + Joe anyone (e.g. G.I. Joe, Joe Blow, etc.)] n. a Bahamian white or near-white (about equivalent in emotional force to NIGGER): 1942 Conchiejoes . . .white Bahamians (Tribune). 1971 Whatever slot of the colour scale – black, coloured, Conchy Joe, or high yellow (McCartney 53). 1973 Conky Joes are by no means white. They are of a hard red complexion, usually a cross between a white and a black. If they came out light enough, for social advantages that they have had access to, they act white (Missick 33). "Red Conky Joe" is a very hostile name (White). (Gen.)

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Last update: 2012-01-11 02:57
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
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