What does Negro mean?

Definitions for Negro
ˈni groʊNe·gro

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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.

    Etymology: From negro.

  2. negro(Adjective)

    Black or dark brown in color.

    Etymology: From negro.

  3. Negro(Noun)

    A person with black or dark brown skin.

    Etymology: From negro.

Wikipedia

  1. Negro

    In the English language, Negro (plural Negroes) is a term historically used to denote persons considered to be of Negroid heritage. The term can be construed as offensive, inoffensive, or completely neutral, largely depending on the region or country where it is used. It has various equivalents in other languages of Europe. From the latest United States census figures, approximately 36,000 Americans identify their ethnicity as "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

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

  2. Negro(adj)

    of or pertaining to negroes; black

    Etymology: [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 "Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive.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

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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

Examples of Negro in a Sentence

  1. Roland Christensen:

    I'd like to teach the Negro fella if it's alright with you.

  2. David Pilgrim:

    From the very beginning, putting on a blackface has been to act like either a foolish negro or a dangerous nigger.

  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. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    Dos caminos divergieron en un bosque amarillo. Y lo siento yo no podía viajar, ya sea de esos. Ni el menos transitado. Ni el más transitado. en cambio, he creado mi propio camino. El camino a seguir mis sueños. Después de todo, cualquier camino es sólo una carretera. Hasta que se haga algo de ella. Como la vida está llena de millones de opciones. Y sin embargo, la vida también es lo que hacemos de ella. Cada aprendizaje que he adquirido en mi viaje. Dejado las hojas trillados negro. Y ahora evoco con un suspiro. Edades en algún lugar y edades, por lo tanto. Por el carril de la memoria mágica. dos caminos divergieron en un bosque amarillo. Y yo, que he creado mi propio camino. seguir mis propios sueños. Y eso es lo Debió haber hecho toda la diferencia. La vida sigue! La vie continue!

  5. Malcolm X:

    The worst enemy that the Negro have is this white man that runs around here drooling at the mouth professing to love Negros, and calling himself a liberal, and it is following these white liberals that has perpetuated problems that Negros have. If the Negro wasn’t taken, tricked, or deceived by the white liberal then Negros would get together and solve our own problems. I only cite these things to show you that in America the history of the white liberal has been nothing but a series of trickery designed to make Negros think that the white liberal was going to solve our problems. Our problems will never be solved by the white man. The only way that our problem will be solved is when the black man wakes up, clean himself up, stand on his own feet and stop begging the white man, and take immediate steps to do for ourselves the things that we have been waiting on the white man to do for us.

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