Pronunciation: (pek'ur-wood"), [key]
1. Midland and Southern U.S.woodpecker.
2. Southern U.S. Slang (disparaging and offensive). See poor white.
Southern U.S.small or insignificant: He makes a living farming and running a peckerwood sawmill.
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