Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

negritude

play
noun ne·gri·tude \ˈne-grə-ˌtüd, ˈnē-, -ˌtyüd\

Definition of negritude

  1. 1 :  a consciousness of and pride in the cultural and physical aspects of the African heritage

  2. 2 :  the state or condition of being black



Origin of negritude

French négritude, from nègre Negro + -i- + -tude


First Known Use: 1950


Learn More about negritude


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up negritude? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

February 8, 2016

to clear from accusation or blame

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

kittly-benders duvet pince-nez spindrift
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ