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nigger (ˈnɪɡə Pronunciation for nigger

Definitions

noun

(offensive, taboo)
    1. an offensive term for a Black person
    2. (as modifier)   ⇒ nigger minstrels
  1. an offensive term for 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

Example Sentences Including 'nigger'

"We just gave up our fucking women to that nigger up there, like he owned them.
Clive Barker GALILEE (2001)
He thought people were following him, calling him fat and a nigger.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
I let him rough me up a couple of times and call me a filthy nigger and worse.
Adair, Tom (Intro) Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
In other contexts the term can pack the toxic kick of " nigger ".
New Zealand Herald (2003)
Of course, to call someone a nigger is an insulting racial slur.
Spiked (2004)
Trainer, what I'm sayin ' is a few days from now that nigger 's gonna start shootin' for Muñoz" head.
Smith, Mitchell Stone City
and this young nigger knave of spades was warranted to remain always hungry.
Eric Newby A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)

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