Definition of peckerwood in English:

peckerwood

noun

US
derogatory, informal
  • A white person, especially a poor one.

    ‘another peckerwood with a bad attitude’
    as modifier ‘peckerwood territory’

Origin

1920s: from a reversal of the elements of woodpecker, originally a dialect word for the bird, used commonly in Mississippi and Tennessee.

Pronunciation

peckerwood

/ˈpɛkəwʊd/