African American

noun
variants: or African-American \ˌa-fri-kə-nə-ˈmer-ə-kən, -ˈme-rə- alsoˌä- \

Definition of African American 

: an American of African and especially of black African descent

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African American or African-American adjective

First Known Use of African American

1782, in the meaning defined above

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African-American

noun

Kids Definition of African-American

: an American having African and especially black African ancestors

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African-American adjective

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