African American

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

Definition of African American

: an American of African and especially of black African descent

African American

or African-American adjective

First Known Use of african american

1782

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African-American

noun

Definition of African-American for Students

: an American having African and especially black African ancestors

African-American

adjective

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