négresse

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nègre +‎ -esse.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

négresse f (plural négresses)

  1. (offensive) negress
  2. (Louisiana) girlfriend
  3. (Louisiana) wife
  4. (Louisiana) [term of endearment] honey, baby, precious

Usage notes[edit]

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

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