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1rare Derogatory. A black person or a person of mixed black and white descent. Now rare.
2historical Derogatory (now historical). A nickname for: an excessively moralistic person; a Presbyterian.
Late 18th century (in an earlier sense). From blue + skin.
blue skin/ˈbluː skɪn/
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