Oreo

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See also: oreo and oreó

English[edit]

Oreo cookies

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Brand name of unknown origin, trademarked in 1912.

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Oreo (plural Oreos)

  1. A cookie made up of two light black, chocolate wafers joined by a layer of white, sugary filling.
  2. (US, mildly pejorative, slang) A black person who embodies the social and cultural features of a white person
    • 1971, Iceberg Slim, The Naked Soul of Iceberg Slim, Holloway House:
      She's a pure Oreo. You know, like the cookie, black outside and white inside.

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