Definition of Aunt Jemima in English:

Aunt Jemima


informal, derogatory US
  • A black woman, (in later use) specifically one considered submissive or servile towards white people.


Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Daily Northwestern. From Aunt Jemima, a trademark for a range of foodstuffs produced originally by the Aunt Jemima Mills Co. of St Joseph, Missouri, bearing the logo of a black woman.