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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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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“Negroism.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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