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nigger-flipper n esp Sth, S Midl Cf bean-flipper n, flipper n1 3, gravel-flipper n, nigger-shooter n, rubber flipper n

A slingshot.
1889 Hendricks Co. Republican (Danville IN) 18 Apr [7]/4 (newspaperarchive.com), The nigger flipper is ripe. Broken window lights and lumps on dogs sides are the results. 1916 Joplin Globe (MO) 23 June 13/3, Any person who shall handle, expose for sale, sell or use . . any instrument commonly called a nigger-flipper for throwing or shooting missiles, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. 1933 Clovis NM Eve. News–Jrl. 7 Sept 4/6, The mighty young hunter . . slipped quietly down the alley and around the garage corner, and with his bean shooter or nigger flipper loaded to the gills, he took deadly aim and fired both barrels or forks, if you will. 1961 MW Folkl. (IN Univ.) 11.154, Some terms, such as . . nigger flipper for a “boy’s weapon made of rubber strips on a forked stick,” appear to be limited to fairly small sections of the state. 1970 Tarpley Blinky 230 neTX, Boy’s weapon made of rubber strips on a forked stick . . 6% [of 200 infs] (nigger) flipper. Ibid 231, An unusual geographical distribution may be seen for (nigger) flipper, a name which appears to be used almost universally in Red River County but which is known in only three other counties. 2010 in 2015 DARE File—Internet, My family is from a region of Missouri that espouses Southern values. I grew up with Southern values, went to a Southern Baptist Church . . all here in the Northern Californian foothills. I remember lots of racist remarks from my family. My grandfather called my slingshot a “nigger flipper.”
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