alsobockra, buccra(h), buckra(h)[black patois of Surinam bakra, master. This in turn was based on Efik (the language of the Calabar coast) mba, all + kara to encompass, to get round, to master (a subject); thus mbakara, makara, a white man, a European, with a parallel meaning of a demon, a powerful and superior being (cf. ofay n.). Note the popular (if erroneous) ety. back raw; the white man was known for his beatings](W.I./US black)
[late 18C+] (alsobaccararo, baccra, backearay, bakra, buckruh) a white man.
[late 18C+] (alsobochro, bockro, buckera, bukkra) a master, a boss.
[1920s] (US black) one who, while black, moves in white society and sees themselves as the white man’s equal.
[1950s+] (W.I.) a respected black man.
[lit. a ‘walking white man’, i.e. one who had no horse and was thus forced to walk, was considered of the lowest rank]
[early 19C] (W.I.)