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Negro

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noun Ne·gro \ˈnē-(ˌ)grō\

Definition of Negro

plural Negroes

sometimes offensive

  1. :  a member of a race of humankind native to Africa and classified according to physical features (as dark skin pigmentation)

Negro adjective, sometimes offensive
ne·groid play \ˈnē-ˌgrȯid\ adjective or noun often capitalized sometimes offensive
Ne·gro·ness play \-grō-nəs\ noun, sometimes offensive


Origin of negro

Spanish or Portuguese, from negro black, from Latin nigr-, niger


First Known Use: 1555


Negro

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geographical name Ne·gro \ˈnā-(ˌ)grō, ˈne-\

Definition of Negro

  1. 1 river 400 miles (640 kilometers) S cen Argentina flowing E into the Atlantic

  2. 2 river 1400 miles (2253 kilometers) E Colombia & N Brazil flowing into the Amazon

  3. 3 river 434 miles (698 kilometers) cen Uruguay flowing SW into Uruguay River




NEGRO Defined for Kids

Negro

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noun Ne·gro \ˈnē-ˌgrō\

Definition of Negro

plural Ne·groes

  1. :  a member of a race of people native to Africa and classified according to certain physical characteristics (as dark skin) Hint: In the past, this word was more commonly used. In recent years, however, many people have come to consider the word hurtful, and you may offend someone by using it.




Medical Dictionary

Negro

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noun Ne·gro \ˈnē-(ˌ)grō\

Medical Definition of Negro

plural Negroes

  1. sometimes offensive :  a member of a race of humankind native to Africa and classified according to physical features (as dark skin pigmentation)

  2. Negro adjective, sometimes offensive




Learn More about negro

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of "Negro" Spanish Central: Translation of "Negro"


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