Definitions starting with B

ID #1709

buckra

/bókra/ [Atlantic; US dial. South idem ADD; cf. lbo, Efik mbakára white man; he who surrounds or governs (Turner 1949:191)] n. 1. Obs, a white man: 1888 A gentleman is usually addressed as "Boss" or "Buckra"(Powles 154).

2. a nickname for a light-skinned man (older term). (Gen)

Tags: noun, term of address

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Last update: 2010-09-14 02:45
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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