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1.
n. A young black person. slightly racist

Stems from Irish folklore of small, black faries that lived in the hills.
There were a bunch of picaninnies up at the park.
by James Dannelly May 07, 2003
 
2.
A little black girl, who sports tight pig tails in every direction, clasped by a rainbow assortment of plastic barrettes. Can be used as a noun or an adjective.
Shooo gir, move yo picaninny head! I'm tryna watch Oprah!
by DuckPlease July 12, 2010