African-American

noun Af·ri·can-Amer·i·can \ ˌa-fri-kə-nə-ˈmer-ə-kən , -ˈme-rə- also ˌä- \
variants: or African American
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018
: an American of African and especially of black African descent

African-American

or African American adjective

First Known Use of african-american

1782


AFRICAN-AMERICAN Defined for English Language Learners

African-American

  • : an American who has African and especially black African ancestors


AFRICAN-AMERICAN Defined for Kids

African-American

noun
: an American having African and especially black African ancestors

African-American

adjective

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