nizzle

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of nigga and -izzle. Popularized by the hip-hop culture in 1990s and 2000s, as a rhyme of shizzle, as in fo shizzle my nizzle (for sure, my nigga).

Noun[edit]

nizzle (plural nizzles)

  1. (slang, US, African American Vernacular) Nigga, another slang term used as a euphemism or familiar adaptation to the derogative term nigger, utilized during the time period immediately before and during the Civil War in reference to slaves brought over from Africa.

Usage notes[edit]

The word "nigger" is still used in some circles, particularly in hip hop culture and urban areas, and is considered to be very offensive. The words "nizzle" and "nigga" are sometimes seen to be less harmful, but this varies from person to person.

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