nig

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Clipping of niggard. Unrelated to nigger.

Noun[edit]

nig (plural nigs)

  1. (archaic) niggard

Etymology 2[edit]

Clipping of nigger.

Noun[edit]

nig (plural nigs)

  1. (now offensive, ethnic slur) nigger
    • 1925, Dorothy Scarborough, assisted By Ola Lee Quiledge, On The Trail of Negro Folk-Songs-online book. A collection of negro folk songs with lyrics, sheet music & commentaries, Traditionalmusic.co.uk, pages 69–70:
      Cotton-eyed Joe, Cotton-eyed Joe,
      He was de nig dat sarved me so,…
    • 1959, Don Robertson, The three days:
      He always thought one step ahead of the nigs.
    • 1961, Robert Hale Strong, A Yankee private's Civil War
      In a field near the house was a nigger working a poor old broken-down mule and another nigger sowing wheat. When we came up, both nigs quit work and stared at us.
    • 1967, Frank Hercules, I want a black doll:
      What part did she play in your marrying a nig — a black man — nig, nig — Negro?

Verb[edit]

nig (third-person singular simple present nigs, present participle nigging, simple past and past participle nigged)

  1. (Internet slang, ethnic slur) to behave as a stereotypical black person

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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

nig (nominative plural nigs)

  1. ink

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Yapese[edit]

Noun[edit]

nig

  1. fish