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Negro

noun Ne·gro \ˈnē-(ˌ)grō\
plural Negroes

Definition of NEGRO

sometimes offensive
:  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 \ˈnē-ˌgrid\ adjective or noun often capitalized sometimes offensive
Ne·gro·ness \-grō-nəs\ noun, sometimes offensive
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Origin of NEGRO

Spanish or Portuguese, from negro black, from Latin nigr-, niger
First Known Use: 1555

Negro

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

Definition of NEGRO

1
river 400 miles (640 kilometers) S cen Argentina flowing E into the Atlantic
2
river 1400 miles (2253 kilometers) E Colombia & N Brazil flowing into the Amazon
3
river 434 miles (698 kilometers) cen Uruguay flowing SW into Uruguay River
NEGRONESS Defined for Kids

Negro

noun , Ne·gro sometimes offensive \ˈnē-ˌgrō\
plural Ne·groes

Definition of NEGRO for Kids

:  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.
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Negro

noun Ne·gro \ˈnē-(ˌ)grō\
plural Negroes

Medical Definition of NEGRO

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

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