Definitions starting with S

ID #5578

smokey

[cf. Belize Smokey Joe a dark person (Young); US Black smoke Negro (Van Patten 1931:31); DAS smoky (derog.) adj. Negro] adj. of a complexion not quite black: 1936 Smokey Joe Says (the title of a book in Bah. dialect by Eugene Dupuch).

n. a nickname for a person with such a complexion: They 's call my cousin "Smokey"—he very dark (Nassau).

Tags: name, noun

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Last update: 2011-09-26 19:17
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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