niggerless

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

nigger +‎ -less

Adjective[edit]

niggerless (not comparable)

  1. (offensive, ethnic slur) Without any negroes; without black people
    • 1838, Poe, Edgar Allan, A Predicament:
      Dogless, niggerless, headless, what now remains for the unhappy Signora Psyche Zenobia?
    • 1859 (Feb. 25), Sen. Benjamin Franklin Wade, Congressional Globe, 1354 passim, in American History Told by Contemporaries: Welding of the nation, 1845-1900, edited by Albert Bushnell Hart, published 1901
      The question will be, shall we give niggers to the niggerless, or lands to the landless?
    • 1977, New York Affairs, volume 4, number 2-4, page 76:
      The Absentee Force commutes from the ticky- tacky wonderland of Massapequa to serve their time; the others retreat, in off-duty hours, to cavernous saloons, to reminisce about "niggerless" New York ball clubs
    • 1988, Crane, John Kenny, The Yoknapatawpha Chronicle of Gavin Stevens, page 240:
      Jason Compson, now motherless and niggerless but not Benjy-less [1933], converted the old Compson place into apartments and sold it to a local man as a boarding house, renting one apartment back in which to house Benjy []