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nigger (ˈnɪɡə

Definitions

noun

(offensive, taboo)
    1. a Black person
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒  ■ nigger minstrels
  1. a member of any dark-skinned race
  2. See nigger in the woodpile

Word Origin

C18: from C16 dialect neeger, from French nègre, from Spanish Negro1

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