Negro

noun
Ne·​gro | \ ˈnē-(ˌ)grō How to pronounce Negro (audio) \
plural Negroes

Definition of Negro

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

geographical name
Ne·​gro | \ ˈnā-(ˌ)grō How to pronounce Negro (audio) , ˈne-\

Definition of Negro (Entry 2 of 2)

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

Other Words from Negro

Noun

Negro adjective, dated, now sometimes offensive
negroid \ ˈnē-​ˌgrȯid How to pronounce negroid (audio) \ adjective or noun, often capitalized dated, now sometimes offensive
Negroness \ ˈnē-​grō-​nəs How to pronounce Negroness (audio) \ noun, dated, now sometimes offensive

First Known Use of Negro

Noun

1555, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Negro

Noun

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

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Negro

noun

English Language Learners Definition of Negro

old-fashioned + sometimes offensive : a person who has dark skin and who belongs to a race of people who are originally from Africa

Negro

noun, sometimes offensive
Ne·​gro | \ ˈnē-ˌgrō How to pronounce Negro (audio) \
plural Negroes

Kids Definition of Negro

: 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.

Negro

noun
Ne·​gro | \ ˈnē-(ˌ)grō How to pronounce Negro (audio) \
plural Negroes

Medical Definition of Negro

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

Other Words from Negro

Negro adjective, sometimes offensive

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Spanish Central: Translation of Negro

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