stepin fetchit

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Stepin Fetchit
type of stereotypical black roles in Hollywood, or in popular culture generally, from stage name (a play on step and fetch it) of popular black vaudeville actor Lincoln Theodore Perry (1902-1985), who first appeared in films under that name in "In Old Kentucky" (1927). Perry said he took the name from
a racehorse on which he'd won some money.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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