Definition of peckerwood in English:

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peckerwood

Pronunciation: /ˈpekərˌwo͝od/

noun

US informal, often derogatory
A white person, especially a poor one.

Origin

1920s: from a reversal of the elements of woodpecker, originally a dialect word for the bird, used commonly in Mississippi and Tennessee.

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Syllabification: peck·er·wood

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