• (GA) IPA: /ˈniɡɹoʊ/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈniːɡɹəʊ/

negro (not comparable)

  1. (dated, now, offensive) Relating to the black ethnicity.
  2. (dated, now, offensive) Black or dark brown in color.
Translations Translations Noun

negro (plural negroes)

  1. (dated) Alternative letter-case form of Negro#English|Negro
    • 1867, Mayne Reid, Quadrupeds: what they are and where found (page 141)
      The negroes believe that its presence has a sanitary effect upon their cattle […]
  • (British) IPA: /ˈniːɡɹəʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˈniːɡɹo/

negro (plural negroes or Negros)

  1. (dated, often, offensive) A person with black or dark brown skin and of sub-Saharan African descent.
    • 1963, Martin Luther King, Letter from a Birmingham Jail,
      Oppressed people cannot remain oppressed forever. The yearning for freedom eventually manifests itself, and that is what has happened to the American Negro. Something within has reminded him of his birthright of freedom, and something without has reminded him that it can be gained.

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