Definition of Blackamoor

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

Definition of Blackamoor

1. n. A negro or negress.

Definition of Blackamoor

1. Proper noun. A village in England. ¹

2. Proper noun. (obsolete or archaic offensive) A Moor. ¹

3. Noun. (degrading) A person with dark skin, especially (but not necessarily) one from northern Africa ¹

4. Noun. a blackamoor slave, a blackamoor servant; and hence any slave, servant, inferior, or child ¹

5. Noun. (heraldry) a stylized Negro ¹

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Definition of Blackamoor

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blackamoor

black vulture
black vultures
black walnut
black walnut tree
black wattle
black weevil
black whale
black widow
black widow spider
black widow spider venom
black widows
black willow
black woodpecker
black woodpeckers
blackamoor (current term)
blackback flounder

Literary usage of Blackamoor

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1. A Complete Dictionary of the English Language, Both with Regard to Sound and Thomas Sheridan by Thomas Sheridan (1790)
"To BLACK, blik'. va To make mourning ; a blackamoor ; that part black, ... blackamoor, blik'-i-mur. f. A negro. BLACKBERRY, bUk'-her-rv. f. ..."

2. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"blackamoor, я. Negro, black, black mau, moor, 3. Negro, blackamoor, black man, ... Hush-money, bribe to keep silence. Black man. Negro, blackamoor, black ..."

3. The Inns of Court and Chancery by William John Loftie (1893)
"... blackamoor —The Last Revels — What is an Utter Barrister? THE eminent inhabitants of the Inner Temple of the legal profession have been very numerous. ..."

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