neekeri

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Etymology[edit]

From a Germanic language, compare Neger.

Noun[edit]

neekeri

  1. (decreasingly common as a neutral term) a negro, a person of African descent
  2. (pejorative, offensive) a nigger, a person with dark brown skin
  3. (usually humorous) an imaginary "faqueer" kind of a worker
    Talking about an extremely difficult job: Kukahan neekeri me saadaan tekemään se? Who's the negro you think we will get to do it?

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Usage notes[edit]

Originally non-pejorative, but more and more often used in a pejorative manner.

The humorousness of the third case is often interpreted by the person in question, so extreme care must be observed.