coconut - definition and synonyms

noun 

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/ˈkəʊkəˌnʌt/
singularcoconut
pluralcoconuts
  1. 1
    [countable] a large nut that has white flesh and a hard brown shell covered with fibres like rough hair
    1. a.
      [uncountable] the white flesh of a coconut

      chicken curry with coconut

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  2.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    a derogatory term for a black person who thinks like a white person. Some people have suggested that the term be appropriated as a positive label by highly-educated middle-class black people.

    At best, coconuts can be seen as “non-white”. At worst, they’re “Uncle Toms” or “agents of whiteness”.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/08/2015