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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɪɡɚ/
  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈwɪɡə/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From wig +‎ -er.


wigger (plural wiggers)

  1. A maker of wigs.
    • 1984, Arthur Miller, Salesman in Beijing, page 184.
      I flounder about for my diplomacy and give up; it is simply one man against four wiggers, that much is clear, and they are going to fight me down to the wire. "This girl does not need a wig at all," I am forced to say yet once more.

Etymology 2[edit]

Blend of white +‎ nigger.

Alternative forms[edit]


wigger (plural wiggers)

  1. (informal, derogatory, ethnic slur) A Caucasian person (typically young and male) who dresses, speaks, or otherwise behaves in a manner that is stereotypically associated with certain aspects of African-American, Caribbean or hip-hop culture.
    • 1999, Leonard Steinhorn & Barbara Diggs-Brown, By the Color of Our Skin: The Illusion of Integration and the Reality of Race, page 178.
      To some extent wiggers are simply the most visible examples of a very American brand of teenage rebellion.

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