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===Adjective===
 
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'''negro'''
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# {{archaic}} Relating to the black [[ethnicity]].
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# {{context|dated|offensive}} Relating to the black [[ethnicity]].
# {{archaic}} Black or dark brown in colour.
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In the United States of America the word is considered acceptable only in a historical context. [[Black]], and if applicable (though to a lesser extent) [[African-American]], are less offensive alternatives.
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In the United States of America the word '''negro''' is considered acceptable only in a historical context or in proper names such as the {{w|United Negro College Fund}}. {{term|Black}}, which replaced '''negro''' from 1966 onward, or the more recent {{term|African-American}} (from the 1980s), are the preferred alternatives, with neither being categorically preferred as an [[endonym]] (self-designation) or by publications.
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Prior to 1966, '''negro''' was accepted and in fact the usual endonym – consider ''{{w|The Negro}},'' 1915, by {{w|W. E. B. Du Bois}} – which itself replaced the older {{term|colored}} in the 1920s, particularly under the advocacy of Du Bois (who advocated capitalization as {{term|Negro}}). Following the coinage and rise of {{w|Black Power}} and {{w|Black pride}} in the 1960s, particularly post-1966, the term ''black'' became preferred, and '''negro''' became offensive; in 1968 '''negro''' was still preferred by most as a self-designation, while by 1974 ''black'' was preferred; usage by publications followed.<ref>[http://www.slate.com/id/2241120/ When Did the Word Negro Become Taboo? In 1966 or soon thereafter.] By Brian Palmer, {{w|Slate.com}}, Jan. 11, 2010</ref>
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See also: Negro

English

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Adjective

negro (not comparable)

  1. (dated, offensive) Relating to the black ethnicity.
  2. (dated, offensive) Black or dark brown in colour.

Usage notes

In the United States of America the word negro is considered acceptable only in a historical context or in proper names such as the United Negro College Fund. Black, which replaced negro from 1966 onward, or the more recent African-American (from the 1980s), are the preferred alternatives, with neither being categorically preferred as an endonym (self-designation) or by publications.

Prior to 1966, negro was accepted and in fact the usual endonym – consider The Negro, 1915, by W. E. B. Du Bois – which itself replaced the older colored in the 1920s, particularly under the advocacy of Du Bois (who advocated capitalization as Negro). Following the coinage and rise of Black Power and Black pride in the 1960s, particularly post-1966, the term black became preferred, and negro became offensive; in 1968 negro was still preferred by most as a self-designation, while by 1974 black was preferred; usage by publications followed.[1]

See also discussion at Wikipedia.

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Translations

Noun

negro (plural negroes)

  1. a Negro

Synonyms

(adjective and noun):

See also

Anagrams

References

  1. ^ When Did the Word Negro Become Taboo? In 1966 or soon thereafter. By Brian Palmer, Slate.com, Jan. 11, 2010

Galician

Etymology

From Latin niger

Adjective

negro m (feminine negra, masculine plural negros, feminine plural negras)

  1. black (colour)

Italian

Adjective

negro m (feminine negra, masculine plural negri, feminine plural negre)

  1. black, coloured

Noun

Module error

  1. black, coloured

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Anagrams


Portuguese

Etymology

From Latin niger

Noun

negro m (plural negros, feminine negra, feminine plural negras)

  1. negro


Adjective

negro m (feminine negra plural negros; comparable)

  1. black (color)

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Spanish

Pronunciation

  • Hyphenation: ne‧gro

Noun

Template:es-noun-m

  1. the black colour
  2. the black ethnicity

Adjective

negro m (feminine negra, masculine plural negros, feminine plural negras)

  1. black (color)
  2. dirty
  3. sad
  4. clandestine
  5. Template:Spain angry

Derived terms