1 definition by gibreel

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n. Derogatory slang term for a black person. A Sicilian word, derived from the Italian ''melanzane'' (English: eggplant). Common among Italian-Americans, particularly of Sicilian origin, as a slur for African-Americans.

Popularized in American culture by television drama series ''The Sopranos''.
''The Sopranos'' (02.08)

Anthony Bevilaqua: He's my homey.

Richie Aprile: Your what?

Anthony Bevilaqua: He lives up near me.

Richie Aprile: Well, why didn't you say that? If you want to speak like a fucking mulignan, we'll send you to slip and fall school.
by gibreel February 15, 2009

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