Meaning of piccaninny in English:

piccaninny

(also picaninny) (US pickaninny)

Pronunciation /ˈpɪkənɪni/ /ˌpɪkəˈnɪni/

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Translate piccaninny into Spanish

nounpiccaninnies

offensive
  • A small black child.

adjective

archaic
  • Very small.

Origin

Mid 17th century from West Indian creole, from Spanish pequeño or Portuguese pequeno ‘little’, pequenino ‘tiny’.