Definition of peckerwood in English:
nounUS informal, often , derogatory
A white person, especially a poor one.
- ‘I grew up with and hang with skins, peckerwoods and therefore I'm down with White Pride,’ he writes.
- You can fill a peckerwood's medicine cabinet with dental floss, and he still ain't going to floss.
- Pejorative ethnic terms for whites include honkie and whitey for all whites, and redneck and peckerwood for poor and/or rural and/or Southern whites.
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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