niggerishness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

niggerish +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

niggerishness ‎(uncountable)

  1. (offensive, ethnic slur) The quality of being niggerish.
    • 1997, Dewayne Wickham, Thinking Black
      Too many of us have escaped through the eye of the needle and when we look back we see only niggerishness, which spurs us to put even more distance between ourselves and our people.
    • 2007, Robert Reid-Pharr, Once you go Black: choice, desire, and the Black American intellectual (page 131)
      I have continued in this vein by arguing that even when the black subject turns pathological, becomes the bad black, his antisociality, his niggerishness, once again does the important work of demonstrating that he is removed from the main currents of modern society []