Negrillo

noun
Ne·​gril·​lo | \ ni-ˈgri-(ˌ)lō How to pronounce Negrillo (audio) , -ˈgrē-(ˌ)yō How to pronounce Negrillo (audio) \
plural Negrillos or Negrilloes

Definition of Negrillo

: a member of a people (such as Pygmies) belonging to a group of dark-skinned peoples of small stature that live in Africa

First Known Use of Negrillo

1853, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Negrillo

Spanish, diminutive of negro

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“Negrillo.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Negrillo. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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