negritude

noun
ne·​gri·​tude | \ ˈne-grə-ˌtüd How to pronounce negritude (audio) , ˈnē- How to pronounce negritude (audio) , -ˌtyüd \

Definition of negritude

1 : a consciousness of and pride in the cultural and physical aspects of African heritage
2 : the state or condition of being a Black person

First Known Use of negritude

1950, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for negritude

French négritude, from nègre Negro + -i- + -tude

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“Negritude.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negritude. Accessed 18 Apr. 2021.

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