This is an old southern term used by my grandmother. It is a disrespectful term for a white person similar to "cracker" or "honky." I believe it comes from the fact that woodpeckers have reddish hair up top like white people.
That 'ole peckawood tried to steal my land.
by Ken May 04, 2004
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Something to be used in place of the word dick, cock, or penis in a verbal argument. Bums use this term, as well as crackheads, junkies, and black people.
I ain't fixna to fake for these pecka woods, get out my business, okay!
by Wahhhn February 02, 2011