blackamoor

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noun black·a·moor \ˈbla-kə-ˌmu̇r\

Definition of blackamoor

dated, now often offensive

  1. :  a dark-skinned person; especially :  black 4a

Origin and Etymology of blackamoor

irregular from black + Moor


First Known Use: 1581

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