nègre

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See also: negre and négre

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish negro, itself from Latin niger, nigrum. Doublet of noir.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /nɛɡʁ/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

nègre m (plural nègres, feminine négresse)

  1. (usually offensive) negro
  2. ghostwriter
    un nègre littéraire
  3. (informal, Louisiana, Cajun French) friend, buddy
  4. (informal, Louisiana, Cajun French) [term of endearment] honey, baby, precious

Usage notes[edit]

  • In Cajun French, nègre has little or no racial connotation in most contexts.

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