נעגער

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Yiddish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nègre (black), probably via German Neger.

Noun[edit]

נעגער (negerm, plural נעגערס(negers), feminine נעגערטע(negerte)

  1. (dated) Negro

Usage notes[edit]

The connotations of this word followed those of English Negro and German Neger closely; although it was once the principal way to refer to people of African descent in formal or polite contexts, it has been in decline since the 1950s and may now be considered offensive.