neger

noun
ne·​ger | \ ˈnēgə(r) \
plural -s

Definition of neger

dialectal, chiefly England, dated, usually disparaging
: a black person

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History and Etymology for neger

Middle French negre, from Spanish or Portuguese negro black, Negro

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“Neger.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/neger. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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