Definition of pickney in English:

pickney

Syllabification: pick·ney
Pronunciation: /ˈpiknē
 
/

noun

black English
A child: me and the pickney have to survive some way Compare with pickaninny.
More example sentences
  • Now please don't get me wrong, I don't believe in spoiling kids at all, and I don't feel that I was raised as a pwoil pickney (spoiled child) at all.
  • I didn't pick up on this perverted undertone when I was a pickney, did you?
  • That must have been drummed into the head of the elderly man's wife when she was a pickney.

Origin

contraction of pickaninny.

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