African grape

noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a watermelon.

This term makes reference to the stereotype that black people love to eat watermelon. Unabridged
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African golf ball definition

and African grape
  1. n.
    a watermelon. (Alludes to an early stereotype of Americans of African descent being very fond of watermelon. Forced, contrived, and demeaning.) : When he said we were having African grapes for dessert, I though he meant sherbet. , Look at the size of that African golf ball!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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