The word white people use when they're too afraid to say the word 'niger
' or 'nigga
'. Mainly old white people.
That... uh... NEGRO over there looks like he is stealing some fried chicken. I am most appauled. I must sit here and be baffled! Oh my lord. JOHN BE CAREFUL, he could be (shivers) democrat! Oh no he's yelling in some E-boneecs now!
Meaning 'Black' in Spanish
Name: Don Jose, Height: five-six, Hair color: Negro
Back in the 1700's and 1800's when a slave master wanted to summon his slave.
Negro go pick my cotton.
Person of African descent. Not a degrogatory term as witnessed by example below. Not in common useage anymore, as African-American has become politically correct, however, one wonders what a Negroid person in Africa should be termed when describing ethnicity.
United Negro College Fund
A non-derogative term used to describe peoples of an African culture. Although of benign nature, people tend to regard it as an insult as it has been implied as such in earlier times.
1. Child: "One of my best friends is a negro"
Parent: "Well isn't that swell"
2. Secretary: "Who shall I send into your office?"
Employer: "Will you send the negro in please?"
Black Man: "What did you call me?!"
Employer: "A negro. That was to differentiate between you and the white gentleman beside you."
Black Man: "Oh ok."
Not a racial slur. Just spanish for black.
You can check a crayon and you'll see.
Spanish guy:hola individuo negro.
African guy:What'd you call me?!
Spanish guy:It's spanish for black.
the coolest way a white man can say "black person" without getting shot
"damn negro u got hops"
"member of a black-skinned race of Africa," 1555, from Sp. or Port. negro "black," from L. nigrum (nom. niger) "black," of unknown origin. Use with a capital N- became general early 20c. (e.g. 1930 in "New York Times" stylebook) in ref. to U.S. citizens of African descent, but because of its perceived association with white-imposed attitudes and roles the word was ousted late 1960s in this sense by Black (q.v.).
Negress (1786) is from Fr. négresse, fem. of nègre "negro." Negroid is attested from 1859, a hybrid, with Gk. suffix -oeides "like, resembling."
"Professor Booker T. Washington, being politely interrogated ... as to whether negroes ought to be called 'negroes' or 'members of the colored race' has replied that it has long been his own practice to write and speak of members of his race as negroes, and when using the term 'negro' as a race designation to employ the capital 'N' " "Harper's Weekly," June 2, 1906