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high kicker, n

...ral [usage in US]. 1923 DN 5.238 sw WI , High kicker. . . An expression of derogation . The figure is borrowed from horsemanship. The term high stepper has no dero...

A “fast” or dissolute person.

jobbernowl, n

... jobbernowl sb. 2 “A stupid person, a blockhead” 1592 → Used as a vague term of derogation ; see quots . 1955 Adams Grandfather 261 NY (as of 1830s), I’ll talk t...

Used as a vague term of derogation; see quots.

Sowegian, n

...l.” 1923 DN 5.237 sw WI , Sow-wegian. . . A Norwegian immigrant; a term of derogation . (Perhaps, it is suggested by jocular association of sow with sou’, for so...

bench-legged, adj contains DARE survey quotes

...A , Bench-legged. . . Having sprawling or crooked legs: used of dogs, and in derogation , of persons. 1937–39 Hall Coll. wNC , eTN , Bench-legged . . like legs...

chiefly South, South Midland

Esp of dogs: bowlegged; hence n bench(ed) legs.

scrag, n contains DARE survey quotes

...5 A scrawny or scruffy-looking person or animal, hence used as a general term of derogation for a person. 1845 Judd Margaret 275 sw ME , We are going to catch every sc...

A scrawny or scruffy-looking person or animal, hence used as a general term of derogation for a person.

coonass, n, also attrib contains mapscontains audiocontains DARE survey quotes

... live by trapping and fishing. Louisiana—near Baton Rouge and elsewhere. Term of derogation : implies ignorance, primitiveness. 1970 Tarpley Blinky 257 n eTX , Familiar...

chiefly Louisiana, southeastern Texas
orig derog; now sometimes neutral or accepted

A person of Acadian French heritage; also transf: see quot 1980.

little old, adj phr contains audiocontains DARE survey quotes

...1944 PADS 2.10 Sth , Little old [ˈlɪt lo, ˈlɪl lo]. . . Term of affection, derogation , or diminution—irrespective of age. . . Low popular. 1965–70 DARE LL2 , . ....

chiefly South, South Midland

Used to express disparagement, familiarity, or affection; see quots.