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Shortening of nigger.


nig (plural nigs)

  1. (offensive, ethnic slur) nigger
    • 1959, Don Robertson, The three days
      He always thought one step ahead of the nigs.
    • 1961, Robert Hale Strong, A Yankee private's Civil War
      In a field near the house was a nigger working a poor old broken-down mule and another nigger sowing wheat. When we came up, both nigs quit work and stared at us.
    • 1967, Frank Hercules, I want a black doll
      What part did she play in your marrying a nig — a black man — nig, nig — Negro?