Meaning of Quashie in English:


(also Quashee)

Pronunciation /ˈkwɒʃi/


derogatory Caribbean
  • A generic name for: a black person, especially one considered as credulous or insignificant.


Late 18th century; earliest use found in Edward Long (1734–1813), planter and commentator on Jamaican affairs. From Akan Kwasi, a name commonly given to a child born on Sunday, and taken as a typical name of (and hence generic name for) a black person.