What does Negro mean?

Definitions for Negroˈni groʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Black, Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid(adj)

    a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)

  2. negro(adj)

    relating to or characteristic of or being a member of the traditional racial division of mankind having brown to black pigmentation and tightly curled hair

Wiktionary

  1. negro(Adjective)

    Relating to the black ethnicity.

  2. negro(Adjective)

    Black or dark brown in color.

  3. Negro(Noun)

    A person with black or dark brown skin.

  4. Origin: From negro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Negro(noun)

    a black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed African blood, wherever found

  2. Negro(adj)

    of or pertaining to negroes; black

  3. Origin: [Sp. or Pg. negro, fr. negro black, L. niger; perh. akin to E. night.]

Freebase

  1. Negro

    The word “Negro” is used in the English-speaking world to refer to a person of black ancestry or appearance. The word negro denotes 'black' in the Spanish and Portuguese, derived from the ancient Latin word, niger, 'black', which itself ultimately is probably from a Proto-Indo-European root *nekw-, 'to be dark', akin to *nokw- 'night'. "Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive. This usage was accepted as normal, even by people classified as Negroes, until the later Civil Rights movement in the late 1960s. One well-known example is the identification by Martin Luther King, Jr. of his own race as 'Negro' in his famous 1963 speech I Have a Dream. During the American Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, some black American leaders in the United States, notably Malcolm X, objected to the word, preferring Black, because they associated the word Negro with the long history of slavery, segregation, and discrimination that treated African Americans as second class citizens, or worse. Since the late 1960s, various other terms have been more widespread in popular usage. These include "black", "Black African", "Afro-American" and "African American".

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Negro

    nē′grō, n. one of the black-skinned woolly-haired race in the Soudan and central parts of Africa, also their descendants in America.—adj. of or pertaining to the race of black men:—fem. Nē′gress.—ns. Nē′gro-corn, the name given in the West Indies to the plant durra or Indian millet; Nē′grohead, tobacco soaked in molasses and pressed into cakes, so called from its blackness.—adj. Nē′groid.—n. Nē′grōism, any peculiarity of speech noticeable among negroes, esp. in the southern United States. [Sp. negro—L. niger, black.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. NEGRO

    One who votes your way. NIGGER One who doesn't.

Anagrams for Negro »

  1. goner

  2. genro

  3. Norge

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Negro in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Negro in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    The Negro needs the white man to free him from his fears. The white man needs the Negro to free him from his guilt.

  2. Lyndon B. Johnson:

    The Negro says, 'Now.' Others say, 'Never.' The voice of responsible Americans ... says, 'Together.' There is no other way.

  3. Robert Francis Kennedy:

    If any man claims the Negro should be content ... let him say he would willingly change the color of his skin and go to live in the Negro section of a large city. Then and only then has he a right to such a claim.

  4. Martin Luther King, Jr.:

    It is my hope that as the Negro plunges deeper into the quest for freedom and justice he will plunge even deeper into the philosophy of non-violence. The Negro all over the South must come to the point that he can say to his white brother: We will match your capacity to inflict suffering with our capacity to endure suffering. We will meet your physical force with soul force. We will not hate you, but we will not obey your evil laws. We will soon wear you down by pure capacity to suffer.

  5. Louis Farrakhan:

    It was Mrs. Sanger who advocated population control of black and poor people, in a 1939 letter, Margaret Sanger wrote about getting the black preachers to help with Margaret Sanger efforts. Margaret Sanger said, ‘ we do n’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population. ’ … And when Bill Clinton received the award, [ Margaret Sanger said ] I admire Margaret Sanger enormously. Margaret Sanger courage. Margaret Sanger tenacity. Margaret Sanger vision. ’ Now they have to admit that the war on drugs was a war on black people.

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