Definition of pickaninny in English:

pickaninny

Translate pickaninny into Spanish

nounplural noun pickaninnies

(also picaninny)
offensive
  • A small black child.

Pronunciation

pickaninny

/ˈpikəˌninē/ /ˈpɪkəˌnɪni/

adjective

(also picaninny)
archaic
  • Very small.

Pronunciation

pickaninny

/ˈpikəˌninē/ /ˈpɪkəˌnɪni/

Origin

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