Jim Parish jparish at SIUE.EDU
Wed Sep 19 14:04:38 UTC 2007

Wilson Gray wrote:
> Surely, "jig(aboo)" = black, colored, Negro, African-American, etc,.
> etc., has not been
> resurrected?! I don't think that I've ever heard it in the wild. I
> know it only from literature and the movies. Or am I mistaken in
> assuming that it ever died, in the first place?

I heard it used around 1970, by a person who had been born in the late
1940s. I haven't heard it since, though.

Jim Parish

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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