N-word

noun
\ ˈen-ˌwərd How to pronounce N-word (audio) \

Definition of N-word

the N-word or less commonly the n-word
used euphemistically to refer to the word niggerA suburban Philadelphia school expelled "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" from its curriculum over the book's overuse of the N-word.— David K. Li

First Known Use of N-word

1985, in the meaning defined above

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“N-word.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/N-word. Accessed 25 Sep. 2020.

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