Definition of Negro

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




2. Adjective. 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 to: Black

Definition of Negro

1. n. A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found.

2. a. Of or pertaining to negroes; black.

Definition of Negro

1. Noun. (dated) A person with black or dark brown skin. ¹

2. Adjective. (context: dated offensive) Relating to the black ethnicity. ¹

3. Adjective. (context: dated offensive) Black or dark brown in color. ¹

4. Noun. (alternative capitalization of Negro) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Negro

1. a dark-skinned African [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Negro

1. Origin: Sp. Or Pg. Negro, fr. Negro black, L. Niger; perh. Akin to E. Night. A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found. Of or pertaining to negroes; black. Negro bug, a minute black bug common on the raspberry and blackberry. It produced a very disagreeable flavor. Negro corn, the Indian millet or durra; so called in the West Indies. See Durra. Negro fly, Cavendish tobacco. Negro monkey, the moor monkey. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Negro

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negotiatrices
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negotiosity
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negress
negresses
negrita
negritic
negrito
negritude
negritudes
negro (current term)
negro peach
negro pepper
negro spiritual
negro vine
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negroid
negroid race
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negroism
negroisms
negrolike
negroni
negronis

Literary usage of Negro

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1. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1917)
"See Photography — Negatives negro education. See negroes in the United States— ... Lit Digest 55:26-7 О 20 '17 negro segregation. See negroes in the United ..."

2. The Social Welfare Forum: Official Proceedings ... Annual Forum by National Conference on Social Welfare, American Social Science Association, Conference of Charities (U.S., Conference of Charities (U.S.), National Conference of Social Work (U.S. (1921)
"B. RECENT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PROBLEM OF negro LABOR T. Arnold Hill, Executive Secretary, League on Urban Conditions among negroes, Chicago Until 1915 ..."

3. The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin (1909)
"The Beagle sailed from Maldonado, and on August the 3rd she arrived off the mouth of the Rio negro. This is the principal river on the whole line of coast ..."

4. Library Journal by American Library Association, Library Association, Richard Rogers Bowker, Charles Ammi Cutter (1907)
"They are compiled by WE Burghardt Du Bois, and are among the few careful studies we have of the negro. Some are out of print ; those that are procurable are ..."

5. The Harvard Classics by Charles William Eliot (1909)
"The Beagle sailed from Maldonado, and on August the 3rd she arrived off the mouth of the Rio negro. This is the principal river on the whole line of coast ..."

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