Definition of Nigger

1. Noun. (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person. "Only a Black can call another Black a nigga"




Definition of Nigger

1. n. A negro; -- in vulgar derision or depreciation.

Definition of Nigger

1. Noun. (ethnic slur derogatory vulgar offensive see usage notes) A dark-skinned person, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent. ¹

2. Noun. (ethnic slur derogatory vulgar slang often considered offensive) A person of Negro descent who acts in an unapproved manner, usually as an archetypical badass. ¹

3. Noun. (African American Vernacular English) Informal term of address. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To clear land by means of the niggering process. ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To behave as a stereotypical black person. ¹

6. Verb. (transitive) To treat as inferior. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Nigger

1. to char or blacken [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nigger

niggarding
niggardise
niggardish
niggardliest
niggardliness
niggardlinesses
niggardly
niggardness
niggardous
niggards
niggardship
niggardy
niggas
niggaz
nigged
nigger (current term)
nigger-head
nigger-rich
nigger gallery
nigger head
nigger heaven
nigger heavens
nigger in the woodpile
nigger lover
nigger lovers
nigger nose
nigger rich
nigger toe
nigger toes
niggerass

Literary usage of Nigger

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1883)
"YAH I Say to 'im, " Dear Brer nigger—go back : 'Cos for thirty-nine pounds of beefsteak ... And die nigger, 'im get up a tree ! So 'im wait for 'im chance, ..."

2. Negro Folk Rhymes: Wise and Otherwise by Thomas Washington Talley (1922)
"Run, nigger, run! It's almos' day. Dat nigger run'd, dat nigger flew, Dat nigger tore his shu't in two. All over dem woods and frou de paster, ..."

3. A Journey in the Back Country by Frederick Law Olmsted (1860)
"A man might not raise a nigger with a well-considered plan to sell him eighteen years after he was born ; he might never sell a nigger, but for all that, ..."

4. The Arena by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1895)
"The wood-pile tumbles down, and you cry out, " There is a nigger in that wood-pile." Now it is this " nigger " that we are after. ..."

5. Bulletin by Mysore Geologists' Association (1918)
"The Deposits of the nigger Hill Area. The nigger Hill or Tinton district lies approximately 15 miles west of Lead near the Wyoming-South Dakota line ..."

6. The Civil War in Song and Story, 1860-1865 by Frank Moore (1889)
"1 want you to make a speech to-night, without ever mentioning the nigger once. Me and my friends, who own no niggers, want to know why we should be ..."

7. The Conspiracy Unveiled. The South Sacrificed; Or, The Horrors of Secession by James W. Hunnicutt (1863)
""nigger!"—WAR-CRY FOR POLITICAL PURPOSES—POLITICIANS GREAT KNAVES, ETC. ETC. IN the number of the "Christian Banner" of September 13, 1860, under the head ..."

8. Proceedings of the American Society for Psychical Research by American Society for Psychical Research (1909)
"will call the episode " the nigger-talk case." 4. The nigger-Talk Case. ... Remember that I told Myers that we would talk nigger-talk— lyers—talk ..."

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