house nigger

n
American
a subservient or deferential black per-son, a black menial or an 'Uncle Tom'. This old designation, applied originally to slaves and servants, contrasts with the now obsolete expression 'field nig-ger' for a black estate worker or poor farmer.
He's gonna have to realise that he can't treat me like some house nigger.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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