neger

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See also: Neger and néger

English

Etymology

Perhaps from French nègre, from Spanish negro; or perhaps a variant of nigger.

Noun

neger ‎(plural negers)

  1. (rare, sometimes eye dialect) Synonym of nigger [from 16th c.]
    • c. 1700, ‘The Saint Turn'd Sinner’ (ballad):
      The Parson still more eager, / Than lustful Turk or Neger, / Took up her lower Garment, / And said there was no harm in't, / According to the Text.

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Danish

Etymology

From French nègre, from Spanish negro, from Latin niger ‎(black).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /neːjər/, [ˈneːjɐ]

Noun

neger c (singular definite negeren, plural indefinite negere)

  1. (now offensive) a dark-skinned person, especially a person of, or primarily of, Negro descent
  2. a ghostwriter

Usage notes

The term neger is now generally considered offensive; in its place, the term sort (black) is preferred.

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Dutch

Etymology

From Latin niger "black"

Pronunciation

Noun

neger m ‎(plural negers, diminutive negertje n, feminine negerin)

  1. (formal) a negro (male)

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German

Adjective

neger

  1. (Austria, colloquial, dated, offensive) broke, bankrupt

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Latin

Verb

neger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of negō

Norwegian

Etymology

From French nègre, from Spanish negro, from Latin niger ‎(black).

Noun

neger m

  1. (sometimes derogatory and offensive) negro

Inflection


Swedish

Etymology

From French nègre, from Spanish negro, from Latin niger ‎(black).

Noun

neger c

  1. (derogatory, now offensive) a negro, a black person

Declension

Inflection of neger
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative neger negern negrer negrerna
Genitive negers negerns negrers negrernas

Usage notes

  • The word, potentially having derogatory connotations, has been avoided since the 1960s, primarily in favor of svart ‎(black) and afrikan ‎(African)

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