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niggerball, noun

Forms:
Also nicker ball.
offensive
A large, round, black, aniseed-flavoured sweet which changes colour in successive layers when sucked. Also attributive.
1960 J. Taylor Ballad of the Southern Suburbs’. (lyrics)Ag Daddy how we miss Niggerballs and liquorice, Pepsi-cola, ginger-beer and Canada Dry.
1993 Grocott’s Mail 20 July 4In 1979 when it (sc. ‘The Ballad of the Southern Suburbs’) was included in an Oxford book on South African verse, the editors changed the word ‘niggerballs’ in one of the choruses to ‘acid drops’.
A large, round, black, aniseed-flavoured sweet which changes colour in successive layers when sucked. Also attributive.

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