Neger

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French nègre, ultimately from Latin niger.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈneːɡɐ]
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  • Hyphenation: Ne‧ger

Noun[edit]

Neger m (genitive Negers, plural Neger, feminine Negerin)

  1. (slang) negro, black
  2. (ethnic slur) nigger
  3. cue card

Usage notes[edit]

  • In general, the word is never deemed acceptable in any context and is considered a telltale sign of a racist. The word used to be, however, the normal term for black people before the 1970s. People raised and socialised within this period sometimes continue to use this word as 'the normal word', usually oblivious to the offensive nature the word has acquired since their youth.

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