Etymology: slang deviation from “nigger,” which itself is an alteration of earlier neger, from Middle French negre, from Spanish or Portuguese negro, from negro black, from Latin niger
1. The slang term “nigga” is used by and among Blacks usually as a term of affection or endearment or a form of non-offensive address that developed as a way for Blacks to re-appropriate (claim) the word “nigger” to convey affection rather than hatred. The word is increasingly being used among non-Blacks in a similar manner, especially young people. Yet, the word can also be used offensively in the same manner as “nigger” by Blacks and non-Blacks alike.
2. The word “nigger” is a word expressive of racial hatred and bigotry used to refer to Blacks, members of any dark-skinned people group, and/or members of a socially disadvantaged class of persons, and is the most offensive and inflammatory racial slur in the English language in referring to Blacks such that it is now often referred to as “the ‘n’ word.”
3. Not all Blacks use the word "nigga" and a debate exists among Blacks as to whether Blacks themselves should use it. A debate also exists among Blacks as to whether non-Blacks should use the word even if the non-Black uses the word in a non-offensive, non-inflammatory, non-racist, and affectionate or endearing manner just as Blacks use it. Interestingly, many Blacks who use the word have accepted its use by Puerto Ricans possibly due to long-time interaction and mating between Blacks and Puerto Ricans and common social and economic condition. Some Blacks who use the word also have no problem with Whites using the word especially if the Black and White are friends but the general rule is that, of all non-Blacks, Whites are never permitted to use either the words “nigger” or “nigga.” Paradoxically, the Civil Rights Movement has been so successful that some White youth who are urban or hip-hop culture enthusiasts find it the ultimate compliment to be called “nigga” and/or want to be able to use the word. Also, some Whites, especially young people, use the word privately between themselves also as a term of affection, endearment, or address.
Black man: There are Black folks and there are niggas. Black folks are trying to feed their families while niggas act a fool making all Blacks look ghetto, loud, lazy, uneducated, and poor.
As an address:
Black man: What's crackin lackin nigga?!
Black man: Nothin much. What's up with you nigga?!
As a term of endearment or affection:
Black man: Y'all all my niggas. I would die for you.
(1) An ignorant motherfucker. Any one of any race can be an ignorant motherfucker.
(2) How some black people call their friends. Some use it more than others. Just like how some girls call their friends bitches, black people call their friends niggas. There is no harm in this, but it seems a bit hypocrital to be fair. This comes from a black girl.
This version seems to work for a lot of rappers.
However, some bitchmade idiots decided on this unwritten streetrule where no other race than blacks can use this word or else it will be racist. They can call whites crackers, but the other way around will not work for them.
(3) A nigger or nigga can also be the stereotypical black person. The male version is often poor, lives in the hood and talks like an uneducated moron. His hobbies include eating fried chicken, stuffing their faces watermelons, drinking kool aid, inhaling malt liqour and toking weed. He has a gun, lot's of bitches, craves for welfare checks, and recites his favourite ignorant rap lyrics. They live with their mothers and they have no jobs. He is also most likely in a gang.
See nigga moments.
The female version is too skinny or super fat, there is no in between unless she is eighteen or younger. She is a hoodrat with little to nothing on, seventeen children, a lot of baby daddies, she enjoys fighting other sluts and doing the same things her male counterpart does.
See hoochie mama.
(4) A word some white people are scared to use around black people.
(2) I love that bitch, she's my nigga!
(2) "Why'd you slap him?"
"Because he kicked the other kid yesterday after he was called a nigga, the other kid wasn't even insulting him. He is too sensitive, he calls his friends nigga too. That's lame, so I slapped him.
(3) A guy tried to hook up with her yesterday, but she didn't want him because he has no job, no money and he still lives with his mother.
(3) "Ayo, knaa'mean I was beefin' nyukka, he be dealin' at my mo'afuckin' corna, knaa'mean. I shot the mo'afucka in his 'ead. That nyukka be dead now. Word."
(3) Two ratchet ass bitches fought over a guy at the mall. The skinny bitch flew all over the place and I'm pretty sure the fat girl crushed his ribs after she fell on him. The fat girl's boob fell out, it was gross as hell. Who the hell wants a dude with HIV anyway? What niggas.
(3) "Awhellnaw dat hoe be trippin, imma teach dat bitch a lesson, dat bitch be sleepin' with my man! Naw, imma beat that hoe up, thankin she be bad! Tha hoe goin' down taday!"
"I'm pretty sure he just lied to you to cover up that it was in fact your sister who slept with him."
(4) "He is afraid to say nigga around me because I'm black, but I let him know it's okay. I just hope he never says it in front of ignorant dudes, it would be such a shame since he means no harm. Besides, he doesn't mind me calling him white boy."
"He can call me whatever he wants, he stupid fly!"
1. Between two black friends, as a salutation.
2. Between two black enemies, as an insult.
3. Between an infuriated white person, and a black person who, as the saying goes, is about to beat the shit outta whitey.
4. Between two wiggas.
2. "Hey, nigga, you don't wanna fuck with me."
3. "Put down my TV, nigga!"
4. "Nigga nigga nigga nigga nigga!!!! LOLZ!"
1.A slang word meaning friend or another person.
2.A new version of a degrating term that means an ignorant black person. Used over a hundred years ago by slave owners and still carries a lot of hostility.
Although it is hypocritical for blacks and some hispanics to say it and not let whites do the same, it has always confused me as to why whites want to so badly.