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  1. pickaninny, piccaninny, picaninnynoun

    (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Black child


  1. picaninnynoun

    A black child.


  1. picaninny

    Picaninny is a term historically referring to a small black child and is predominantly used in North American English. It was commonly used in period literature and songs, but it is largely considered derogatory and racist due to its use in the era of slavery and racial discrimination. It is thus obsolete and generally considered offensive in contemporary language use.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of picaninny in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of picaninny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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