negroism

noun

ne·​gro·​ism
ˈnēgrōˌizəm
plural -s
often capitalized
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
Usage

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

Word History

First Known Use

1847, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
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 21 Jul. 2024.

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