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NEGRO (negroes)

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does Negro mean? 

NEGRO (noun)
  The noun NEGRO has 1 sense:

1. a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

  Familiarity information: NEGRO used as a noun is very rare.


NEGRO (adjective)
  The adjective NEGRO has 1 sense:

1. relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair

  Familiarity information: NEGRO used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


NEGRO (noun)


Sense 1Negro [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

Black person; blackamoor; Negro; Negroid; Black

Hypernyms ("Negro" is a kind of...):

individual; mortal; person; somebody; someone; soul (a human being)

person of color; person of colour ((formal) any non-European non-White person)

Domain region:

Africa (the second largest continent; located south of Europe and bordered to the west by the South Atlantic and to the east by the Indian Ocean)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "Negro"):

Negress (a Black woman or girl)

Black man (a man who is Black)

Black woman (a woman who is Black)

colored; colored person (a United States term for Blacks that is now considered offensive)

darkey; darkie; darky (offensive term for Black people)

coon; jigaboo; nigga; nigger; nigra; spade ((ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person)

Tom; Uncle Tom (contemptuous name for a Black man who is abjectly servile and deferential to Whites)

picaninny; piccaninny; pickaninny ((offensive) a Black child)

Holonyms ("Negro" is a member of...):

Black race; Negro race; Negroid race (a dark-skinned race)


NEGRO (adjective)


Sense 1negro [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair

Similar:

black (of or belonging to a racial group having dark skin especially of sub-Saharan African origin)


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