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.
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!