A word for a dark-skinned person. Derived from Latin niger, lit. black. 1) racist and derogatory, either in perception or intent, used to offend and catergorize black people.
2)Familiar term, akin to 'brother' or 'buddy'.
Extreme caution is recommended in using this word. Unless you are sure of how the word will be recieved, I'd suggest you don't use it.
Jackie Chan- What up, my nigga.
Large Black Man- WHAT DID YOU SAY?!?
Jackie Chan hesitates-What up... my nigga?
Jackie Chan gets thrown across the room.