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burr +‎ head, referring to fuzzy hair.


burrhead (plural burrheads)

  1. (derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) A black person.
    • 1993, Donald Lee Grant, Jonathan Grant, The Way it was in the South (page 424)
      Top FBI officials were bitter that their scandalous tidbits about "burrhead" (Hoover's favorite nickname for [Martin Luther] King) were were not published and King's stature was undiminished.
    • 2002, Charles Combs, Deadly Heritage, page 27:
      If you burrheads are looking for some white stuff tonight, you'd better look elsewhere. Now, get the hell out of here before I feed you your balls for an appetizer!” The younger black whirls to face Harlan, his biceps tugging at his shirtsleeves []