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