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ID #4907

red hog

[cf. RED adj. 2 and US Black "honkie, hoggie white man ... cf. Wolof honq red, pink, and frequent use of this color to describe white men in African languages" (Dalby 1972:181)] n. an abusive term for a light-skinned person: 1971 Chorused by a group of kids at the wrong end of the colour scale to put down some "stuck up" fairer-skinned individual "Black-is-the-beauty-but-­red-is-the-hog" (McCartney 54). (Black)

Tags: noun, pejorative

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Last update: 2011-06-06 02:13
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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