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geechie

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geechee

noun
  1. A black person, esp a Southern rural black: obsessed with hatred for the ''geechees,'' those he feels are holding back the race
  2. The dialect, culture, etc, of Southern rural or seacoast blacks
  3. A low-country South Carolinian, esp one from the Charleston area

[1905+ Black; origin uncertain or mixed; perhaps fr the Ogeechee River in northern Georgia or another place name and ultimately fr a Native American language; perhaps fr geejee, ''the Gullah dialect or a speaker of that dialect,'' and ultimately fr the name of a language and tribe in the Kissy region of Liberia]


geechie

noun

A woman of the South Pacific region, esp of the islands occupied by US forces in World War II

[WWII armed forces; fr geisha girl, perhaps influenced by geechee]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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