Definitions starting with C

ID #4128

conky-bine

[cf. Car. concubine lover (man or woman) DJE; Gul. conkywine idem (Gonzales 1922: 293); cf. OED concubine as applied to a woman, quot. → 1815, and to a man → 1540; + CONCH 2 or CONKY 1] n. a very insulting term for a white Bahamian man or woman (used by blacks): You white conky-bine! (Andros, San. Sal., White)

Tags: noun, pejorative, term of address

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Last update: 2012-01-11 03:03
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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