негр

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Etymology[edit]

From French nègre.

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негр (negrm anim (genitive не́гра, nominative plural не́гры, feminine негритя́нка)

негр
  1. black (man); negro
  2. (colloquial, offensive) someone who works for peanuts or for nothing, a slave
  3. (colloquial) ghost writer (usually in the idiom "литературный негр")
  4. (colloquial) non-citizen (abbreviation of неграждани́н (negraždanín))
    Тем не ме́нее, есть нема́ло «не́гров», кото́рые принципиа́льно не хотя́т получа́ть гражда́нство Ла́твии.Tem ne méneje, jestʹ nemálo “négrov”, kotóryje principiálʹno ne xotját polučátʹ graždánstvo Látvii. — Nevertheless, there are many non-citizens who don't want to acquire Latvian citizenship on principle.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The usage of the word негр (negr) or негритя́нка (negritjánka) in Russian is generally not considered pejorative. Until recently, it was considered a neutral word in Russian, and was not used derogatively.
  • Due to Western influence, for political correctness some people now avoid the term.

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