marsh tacky EXAMPLES|WORD ORIGIN noun South Atlantic States chiefly South Carolina and (Georgia ). a small, sometimes half-wild horse of the coastal marshes. Disparaging and Offensive. a contemptuous term used to refer to a poor white living in the marshes.
Origin of marsh tacky First recorded in 1830–40 Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for marsh tacky Historical Examples of marsh tacky
A little later every crest was surmounted by the comical figure of a marsh-tacky.
Nathaniel H. Bishop