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, Negroidadjective

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

  2. negroadjective

    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. negroadjective

    Relating to the black ethnicity.

  2. negroadjective

    Black or dark brown in color.

  3. Negronoun

    A person with black or dark brown skin.

  4. 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. Negronoun

    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. Negroadjective

    of or pertaining to negroes; black

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 "Negro" superseded "colored" as the most polite terminology, at a time when "black" was more offensive.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

Editors Contribution

  1. Negroadjective

    A word used to describe an ignorant person of any color

    Submitted by sissy8455 on September 7, 2021  

Anagrams for negro »

  1. goner

  2. genro

  3. Norge

How to pronounce negro?

How to say negro in sign language?

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. The Rev. William Barber:

    Bernice King actually said that the systems of segregation and voter suppression were stratagems... that were used by the Southern aristocracy to keep the masses of poor Negro voters and White voters from coming together and forming a political power base that could shift the economic architecture of the country, too often today, our leaders are not talking like that.

  2. Robert Dowlut:

    History teaches us the unfortunate lesson that cultural values supplant constitutional rights whenever the cultural elite consider a right too burdensome to suit the needs of the moment. The outlandish pronouncement in Dred Scott 'that the Negro might justly and lawfully be reduced to slavery for his benefit,' the shameful court-approved internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II, and the separate but equal doctrine that officially existed until 1954 are all examples of the evils that result when cultural values are given more weight than constitutional rights.

  3. Ronald Reagan:

    It doesn't do good to open doors for someone who doesn't have the price to get in. If he has the price, he may not need the laws. There is no law saying the Negro has to live in Harlem or Watts.

  4. Roland Christensen:

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

  5. Mary McLeod Bethune:

    The drums of Africa still beat in my heart. They will not let me rest while there is a single Negro boy or girl without a chance to prove his worth.

Popularity rank by frequency of use

negro#10000#15402#100000

Translations for negro

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

Get even more translations for negro »

Translation

Find a translation for the negro definition in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:


Discuss these negro definitions with the community:

0 Comments

    Citation

    Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "negro." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 27 Jun 2022. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/negro>.

    Are we missing a good definition for negro? Don't keep it to yourself...

    Image or illustration of

    negro

    Browse Definitions.net

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant definitions for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a words master?

    »
    based on or subject to individual discretion or preference or sometimes impulse or caprice
    • A. epidemic
    • B. appellative
    • C. arbitrary
    • D. occlusive

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for negro: