from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A poor white person.
  • adj. white

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. White; white man's; strong; good.
  • n. A white man; -- a term used by negroes of the African coast, West Indies, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A white man: used by the blacks of the African coast, the West Indies, and the southern United States.
  • White: as, buckra yam, white yam.


possibly from mbakara ("master") in Efik, a language of the Ibibio people of southern Nigeria (Wiktionary)



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