blackamoor

noun
black·​a·​moor | \ ˈbla-kə-ˌmu̇r How to pronounce blackamoor (audio) \

Definition of blackamoor

dated, now often offensive
: a dark-skinned person especially : black sense 4a

First Known Use of blackamoor

1581, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for blackamoor

irregular from black + Moor

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“Blackamoor.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blackamoor. Accessed 23 January 2020.

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