neger

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See also: Neger

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nègre, from Spanish negro.

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Noun[edit]

neger (plural negers)

  1. (now chiefly Caribbean) A Negro. [from 16th c.]
    • c. 1700, ‘The Saint Turn'd Sinner’ (ballad):
      The Parson still more eager, / Than lustful Turk or Neger, / Took up her lower Garment, / And said there was no harm in't, / According to the Text.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nègre, from Spanish negro, from Latin niger (black).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /neːjər/, [ˈneːjɐ]

Noun[edit]

neger c (singular definite negeren, plural indefinite negere)

  1. (now offensive) a dark-skinned person, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent
  2. a ghostwriter

Usage notes[edit]

The term neger is now generally considered offensive; in its place, the term sort (black) is preferred.

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

neger m (plural negers, diminutive negertje n, feminine negerin)

  1. a (male) negro

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German[edit]

Adjective[edit]

neger

  1. (uncommon, eastern Austrian slang, dated, offensive) broke, bankrupt

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Category:Austrian German


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

neger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of negō

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nègre, from Spanish negro, from Latin niger (black).

Noun[edit]

neger m

  1. (sometimes derogatory and offensive) negro

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

neger c

  1. (derogatory, now offensive) a negro, a black person

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Usage notes[edit]

  • The word, having derogatory connotations, has been avoided since the 1960s, primarily in favor of svart (black) and afrikan (African)

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