A derogatory term for persons related to slaves that were brought to areas in the Caribbean and South America and forced to work on sugar cane plantations (which were needed to produce molasses, a key ingredient in producing rum). This term is usually only used when referring to a person of Puerto Rican descent, due to Puerto Rico being the capital of rum production.
Our vacation to Puerto Rico was quite unforgettable due to the fact that Heather had her purse snatched by some rum slave. We had to make an unplanned venture the cruise ship to have more traveler's checks issued, which forced us to cancel our plans to go rain forest hiking.
by brettuthius June 21, 2007