Negro

noun Ne·gro \ ˈnē-(ˌ)grō \

Definition of Negro

plural Negroes
dated, now sometimes offensive
:a member of a race of humankind native to Africa and classified according to physical features (such as dark skin pigmentation)

Negro

adjective, dated, now sometimes offensive

negroid

play \ˈnē-ˌgrȯid\ adjective or noun, often capitalized dated, now sometimes offensive

Negroness

play \ˈnē-grō-nəs\ noun, dated, now sometimes offensive

Origin and Etymology of negro

Spanish or Portuguese, from negro black, from Latin nigr-, niger


Negro

geographical name Ne·gro \ ˈnā-(ˌ)grō , ˈne- \

Definition of Negro

1 river 400 miles (640 kilometers) long in south central Argentina flowing east into the Atlantic
2 river 1400 miles (2253 kilometers) long in eastern Colombia and northern Brazil flowing into the Amazon River
3 river 434 miles (698 kilometers) long in central Uruguay flowing southwest into the Uruguay River

NEGRO Defined for Kids

Negro

noun, sometimes offensive Ne·gro \ ˈnē-ˌgrō \

Definition of Negro for Students

plural Negroes
:a member of a race of people native to Africa and classified according to certain physical characteristics (as dark skin) Hint: In the past, this word was more commonly used. In recent years, however, many people have come to consider the word hurtful, and you may offend someone by using it.

Medical Dictionary

Negro

noun Ne·gro \ ˈnē-(ˌ)grō \

medical Definition of Negro

plural Negroes
sometimes offensive
:a member of a race of humankind native to Africa and classified according to physical features (as dark skin pigmentation)

Negro

adjective, sometimes offensive

Learn More about negro

  1. Spanish Central: Translation of Negro

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