niggery

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nigger +‎ -y

Adjective[edit]

niggery (comparative more niggery, superlative most niggery)

  1. (derogatory, ethnic slur, offensive) Of or like a nigger.
    • 1936, Margaret Mitchell, Gone with the Wind
      She remembered the hot sun, the soft red earth under her sick head, the niggery smell of the cabin behind the ruins of Twelve Oaks, remembered the refrain her heart had beaten []
    • 2004, Aidan Higgins, A Bestiality, page 499
      [] hearing only voodoo incantations and wicked spells and niggery maledictions and sorcery thrown his way.
    • 2009, Smith, Mark M, How Race Is Made: Slavery, Segregation, and the Senses, page 138
      I was at the age when girls love flashy stuff, but Gran called that 'niggery.'” Reba knew “niggery” when she saw it and so altered her own presentation of self.