wigger

noun (1)
wig·​ger | \ ˈwi-gər How to pronounce wigger (audio) \
plural -s

Definition of wigger

 (Entry 1 of 2)

wigger

noun (2)
wig·​ger | \ ˈwi-gər How to pronounce wigger (audio) \
plural wiggers

Definition of wigger (Entry 2 of 2)

slang, often offensive
: a usually young white person whose clothing, language, and mannerisms are regarded as imitative of those stereotypically associated with African-Americans : a white person who admires and seeks to emulate black culture Wimsatt was deeply committed to hip-hop's transformative powers, going so far as to embrace the status of the lowly “wigger,” a pejorative term popularized in the early 1990s to describe white kids who steep themselves in black culture.— Hua Hsu, The Atlantic, 1 Jan 2009 There's a term of art—“wigger”—that is used both proudly and derisively to describe white enthusiasts of black hip-hop culture …— Hank Stuever, Washington Post, 30 Jan. 2010

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First Known Use of wigger

Noun (2)

1979, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wigger

Noun (2)

blend of white entry 1 and nigger

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“Wigger.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wigger. Accessed 21 Jun. 2021.

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