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marsh tacky

noun, South Atlantic States (chiefly South Carolina and Georgia) .
1.
a small, sometimes half-wild horse of the coastal marshes.
2.
Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a poor white living in the marshes.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40
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