H.N.I.C. comes from slavery times when African Americans were referred to as Niggers as an accepted derogatory term. Over time blacks began to use the term to refer to themselves. Often the slave master would have house slave house servants and put one of his "Niggers" in charge of other slaves in the house and sometimes in the fields. This position became know as the Head Nigger in Charge. In African American culture this term is mostly used to poke fun at ourselves not to degrade ourselves as was done by the slave masters and larger white society. The acronym HNIC was created so that blacks could poke fun at themselves while whites were ignorant of what the joke was about. HNIC was coined so that the joke remained an inside joke and only recently become know to whites mostly through reality shows.
I'm the HNIC around here!
by jeekeide June 08, 2011
Top Definition
acronym for Head Nigga In Charge
Contrary to public opinion,

*slams fist on table*

by defiler August 29, 2004
Head Nigger in Charge
"There is only one boss here, and that's me, the HNIC!"

-Joe Clark
by Whateverthefuck35r June 28, 2005
You dumb-asses! h.n.i.c., or head nigga in charge, was made popular by morgan freeman (aka god himself) when he played Joe Clark in "Lean on Me".
Joe Clark: You've tried it your way for years, and your students can't even pass the State's Minimum Basic Skills Test. That means they can barely read! Now, they've given me one year to turn this place around--to get those test scores up--so that the State will not take us over to perform the task which you have failed to accomplish: the task of educating our children! So forget about the way it used to be. This is not a damn democracy! We are in a state of emergency and my word is law! There's only one boss around here, and that's me. The H.N.I.C.
Mr. O'Malley: H.N.I.C?
Ms. Levias: Head nigger in charge.
by tours_scribe May 07, 2011
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