porch monkey

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Noun[edit]

porch monkey ‎(plural porch monkeys)

  1. (idiomatic, offensive, ethnic slur) A lazy black person.
    • 1983 Jan. 14, "Racial incidents, declining sales sour Volkswagen dream," Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, p. 6:
      "[W]e are concerned that outright harassment such as being called nigger, jungle bunny, porch monkey, boy, son, etc., is occurring entirely too much."
    • 2006, Lee Kohn, Shadows of Rage, ISBN 9780595423392, p. 29 (Google preview):
      “Look Jake, you need a real partner, you know what I mean, a real white partner, not that overweight porch monkey. . . ; we whites have to stick together.”