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whitey

[US Black idem (Major); cf. OED whity a white man, one quot. 1828] n. 1. a white person (not necessarily derogatory), or anything white: 1928 Whitey sent whitey in de gyarden to dri' whitey corn eatirn' whitey: de white mistress sent a white servant to drive the white horse font eatin' de white close [clothes] a riddle] (Par­sons 472). (Gen.)

2. [from color] a land crab, Cardisoma guanhumi: That's to put the whitey in so they could have to crawl through and through (Andros). = WHITE CRAB, POND CRAB

Tags: animal, noun, pejorative

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Last update: 2010-11-23 23:39
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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