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Quashee (plural Quashees)

  1. (archaic) A native of the West Indies.
    • 1858, Blackwood's Edinburgh magazine (volume 83, page 400)
      It is clear, therefore, that he has no particular dread of making a Quashee of his Makololo, and that the idea of improving, civilising, and elevating this race, is no Utopian thought to the individual who knows them best.
    • 1861, Eliakim Littell, Robert S. Littell, The Living Age (volume 71, page 281)
      Those, for example, who imagine that our West Indies are in a state of ruin, inhabited by a horde of half-savage Quashees, "up to the ears in pumpkin," as Mr. Carlyle was pleased to describe them, will be surprised to learn that, in the four years ending with 1857, the exports and imports of these small islands were valued at £37,000,000...

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