Green’s Dictionary of Slang

peckerwood adj.

[peckerwood n.]

(US) pertaining to the (working class) rural South.

M.W. Howard Peggy Ware 289: I’ll give that little pecker-wood lawyer the durndest fight he ever had.
[US] (ref. to late 19C) N. Kimball Amer. Madam (1981) 199: Monte was dead [...] gunned down by some peckerwood constable.
[US]S. Lewis Kingsblood Royal (2001) 127: Suddenly we’re arrested by a big peckerwood cop.
[US](con. 1920s–30s) J.O. Killens Youngblood (1956) 246: That old peckerwood paymaster better not try to cheat me.
[US]C. Cooper Jr Farm (1968) 40: There is an extraordinary number of peckerwood dope fiends who stare over at our black line.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Airtight Willie and Me 118: That old peckerwood land prop.
[US]D. Woodrell Muscle for the Wing 196: This is a peckerwood mob, but it is a mob.
[US]C. Hiaasen Stormy Weather 88: He couldn’t believe some peckerwood guardsman was shooting at him.
[US]C. Cook Robbers (2001) 206: He went through Kountze, little peckerwood sawnmill town, a few rundown stores and service stations and nigger shacks.
[US]C. Stella Rough Riders 47: These tea bagging, peckerwood motherfuckers.
[US]P. Beatty Sellout (2016) 177: Your dumb, peckerwood ass still ain’t decided whether you like men or not.