niggerling

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From nigger +‎ -ling; a diminutive of nigger.

Noun[edit]

niggerling (plural niggerlings)

  1. (dated, offensive, ethnic slur) A young or small black person.
    • 1981, Ronald Firbank, Five Novels (New Directions Publishing), page 142:
      'Yes, missey,' the niggerling acquiesced, bestowing a slow smile on Snob and Snowball, who had accompanied him into the room.
    • For more examples of usage of this term, see the citations page.

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