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1. When you HAVE to say the N word really badly, but there are a lot of them around, and you REALLY don't wanna get in trouble. Yell Nuck Figgers.

2. When you wanna emphasize the fact that there are a lot of people around.
Dude, Seriously. Nuck Figgers. Seriously.
by Fatalshot March 16, 2009
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Phrase meaning that a deceased cannot rest in peace until society changes due to the circumstances of a death.
People said rest in power for the unarmed man had been shot by the police.
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"Nuck Figgers" was originally the name given to a community of European-born Canadian people who lived on the island of Nuck, just off the northern coast of the province of Manitoba, Canada. These people largely lived off the land, harvesting crops. And since the only crop on Nuck was figs from fig trees, they made everything out of figs. Their food was figs, their clothing was figs... Everything was figs. And hence, they became known as the Nuck Figgers.

As you'd expect from such an isolated island community, though, the Nuck Figgers were terrible racists. They'd accept white outsiders into their community (as long as they liked figs), but as soon as a black man came around, they'd mob up to tear him limb from limb. This continued until the more progressive-minded children of their parents got tired of hating people with other skin colours and left Nuck forever. The Nuck Figgers community died out in 1973, the last dying of malnutrition at 81.

However, the legend of the Nuck Figgers lived on. So fierce were they in their hatred of dark-skinned individuals, that "Nuck Figgers" became a byword for hostility towards black people. Even today, calling out "Nuck Figgers" will scatter any African-descended persons around, as it indicates to them that you are willing to act in the manner of the Nuck Figgers of old, and so they will be unwelcome around you.

The fact that the words "Nuck Figgers" are a spoonerism for an expression involving the N-word is just a coincidence.
When in Compton, I found myself threatened by the crowds around me, so I shouted "Nuck Figgers" and they backed off.
by Noncondolphin June 22, 2020
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