negrophile

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

negro +‎ -phile

Noun[edit]

negrophile (plural negrophiles)

  1. (dated, offensive) One who takes an interest in the black (negro) race.
    • 1803, Review of Second Voyage à la Louisiane by [Louis Narcisse] Baudry des Lozières in The Edinburgh Review, Volume 3, Number 5, October 1803, p. 82,[1]
      In the form of a dedication to those colonists who have been ruined by the revolution of the ‘negrophiles,’ our author contrives to give a life and character of himself; reminds these unfortunate people [] how he used to plead their causes for small fees; how he afterwards gave up the bar in order to fight for them []
    • 1905, Walter Lynwood Fleming, Civil War and Reconstruction in Alabama, Part 5, Chapter 12, p. 498,[2]
      General Meade was no negrophile, and hence under him there were no more long oration orders on the rights of “that large class of citizens heretofore excluded from the suffrage.”
    • 1948, Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country, New York: Scribner, Chapter 24, p. 175,[3]
      [] I shall devote myself, my time, my energy, my talents, to the service of South Africa. I shall no longer ask myself if this or that is expedient, but only if it is right. [] I shall do this, not because I am a negrophile and a hater of my own, but because I cannot find it in me to do anything else.