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    #1

    Meaning!

    Dear teachers,
    Would any native speaker tell me the meaning of the underlined part in the sentence?
    I stood there in complete awe as the other customers assured me that they had at first abandoned the store when they heard that "Spics was buying."
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: Meaning!

    I infer from Gillnetter's response that he is from the west or southwest. In the northeast, this extremely offensive word was used to refer to Puerto Ricans.

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    #3

    Re: Meaning!

    Derived from "Hispanic" it is an offensive word.

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