Definition of piccaninny in English:

piccaninny

(US pickaninny)

Pronunciation /ˌpɪkəˈnɪni//ˈpɪkənɪni/

noun

offensive
  • A small black child.

adjective

archaic
  • Very small.

Origin

Mid 17th century: from West Indian creole, from Spanish pequeño or Portuguese pequeno ‘little’, pequenino ‘tiny’.

Pronunciation

piccaninny

/ˌpɪkəˈnɪni//ˈpɪkənɪni/