niggerish

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Etymology[edit]

nigger +‎ -ish

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niggerish (comparative more niggerish, superlative most niggerish)

  1. (derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur) Like or characteristic of a nigger.
    • 1866, The Atlantic Monthly:
      So when I say that my Auntie's piety was not of the niggerish kind...
    • 1886, Michael Magaul & Eli Robinson McCall, No-history Versus No-war or The Great Tootle Rebellion Exposed, p. 261:
      [T]hey should specially avoid the fanatics who [] have temporarily changed a federal republic into a sort of niggerish monarchy or empire []
    • 1958, "Talking About", Jet, Vol. 14, No. 3, p. 47:
      She told him in her native Virginia mountain-area dialect: "That's what ah said. Ah don't like these niggerish places."
    • 2002, Loretta I Winters, Herman L DeBose, New faces in a changing America:
      In a voice dripping with sarcasm, Bernhard related, "Mariah's been getting a little niggerish on us... she been seeing those rap stars..."

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