What does negro mean?

Definitions for negro
ˈni groʊne·gro

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word negro.

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 "Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive.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

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

  2. Roger B. Taney:

    It citizenship would give to persons of the negro race, who were recognized as citizens in any one State of the Union, the right to enter every other state whenever they pleased, singly or in companies, without pass or passport, andwithout obstruction, to sojourn there as long as they pleased, to go where they pleased at every hour of the day or night without molestation, unless they committed some violation of the law for which a white man would be punished it citizenship would give them the full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might speak to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went. And all this would be done in the face of the subject race of the same color, both free and slaves, inevitably producing discontent and insubordination among them, and endangering the peace and safety of the State.

  3. 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.

  4. James A. Garfield:

    ..remember that under our institutions there was no middle ground for the negro race between slavery and equal citizenship.

  5. David Pilgrim:

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

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