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(ethnic slur) offensive term for Black people.  Synonyms: darkie, darky.

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"Darkey" Quotes from Famous Books

... thing that's ruining Canaan," Mr. Arp declared, morosely. "These entertainments they have nowadays. Spend all the money out of town—band from Indianapolis, chicken salad and darkey waiters from Chicago! And what I want to know is, What's this town goin' to do about the ...
— The Conquest of Canaan • Booth Tarkington

... unpardonable offence of leaving off the handle to the mate's name. This enraged the mate, who called him a "black soger,'' and at it they went, clenching, striking, and rolling over and over; while we stood by, looking on and enjoying the fun. The darkey tried to butt him, as before, but the mate got him down, and held him, the steward singing out, "Let me go, Mr. Brown, or there'll be blood spilt!'' In the midst of this, the captain came on deck, ...
— Two Years Before the Mast • Richard Henry Dana

... are providing insurance for your apple crop. That is just what it means, and not to spray is like doing without fire insurance on your buildings. You do that, not because you want fire, but you are doing it for protection, you are going to be on the safe side. You are doing like the darkey woman when she was about to be married. She had been working as cook, and the day came for her to be married. That morning she brought a roll of bills down to the boss. She said: "Mr. Johnson, I wish you would keep this money for me. I's gwine to be married." He said: "Is that ...
— Trees, Fruits and Flowers of Minnesota, 1916 • Various

... stated that there was plenty of provision aboard for him and that he would send him back from New Orleans by steamer, so that his trip would not cost him a cent. Gabriel received the communication in stolid silence. He then retired to a log where he seated himself in the centre of a number of his darkey friends. After a consultation, he returned and announced that the figure would be ...
— The Story of Paul Boyton - Voyages on All the Great Rivers of the World • Paul Boyton

Words linked to "Darkey" :   Black person, ethnic slur, black, darky, blackamoor, negroid, depreciation, darkie, derogation, negro, disparagement

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