negroism

noun, often capitalized
ne·​gro·​ism | \ ˈnēgrōˌizəm \
plural -s

Definition of negroism

1 dated : advancement of the interests of black people : advocacy of the cause of equal rights for black people
2 dated : a quality, trait, word, phrase, or manner distinctive or taken to be distinctive of black people

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Usage

This word was never common and is now extremely rare. It is likely to be offensive if used.

First Known Use of negroism

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of negroism was in 1847

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“Negroism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/negroism. Accessed 25 Jan. 2022.

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