Oreo

Oreo

[awr-ee-oh, ohr-]
noun, plural Oreos. Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a black person who is regarded as having adopted the attitudes, values, and behavior thought to be characteristic of middle-class white society, often at the expense of his or her own heritage.
Also, oreo.


Origin:
1965–70, Americanism; from trademark name of a chocolate cookie with a white cream filling

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Oreo
derogatory word for "black person felt to have a 'white' mentality," 1968, black Amer.Eng., from the snack cookies, which consist of dark chocolate wafers and white sugar cream filling (hence "brown outside, white inside"). The cookies (made by Nabisco) date from 1912; the source of the name has been
forgotten.
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