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1.
1. a hyphenated word derived from the prefix 'Afro-', meaning African and the noun 'American', meaning a citizen of the United States of America.

2. used to describe an American of African descent.

3. a term which has fallen out of favor in recent years for the more politically correct two word phrase 'African American'. Possibly due to the fact that people think that the prefix 'Afro-' does not exist or is in some way derogatory. And believe the noun 'Afro', describing a popular 1970's hairstyle is the only definition available.
Some really smart kid named Jamal was ridiculed for using the word 'Afro-American', but he couldn't understand why. Then society explained it to him, but he still didn't understand the logic, or lack there of.
by Severian_ November 27, 2006
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2.
A person born in the United States whose ancestry likely originates with black-Africans. This term differentiates black-Africans who through naturalization are citizens of the United States and considered African-American.
Learning the struggle of the black-Africans who came to this country as slaves contributes to the identity and character of Afro-Americans.
by Synthea Clark March 25, 2006
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3.
a term used for the black race with larger, more rounded hair
Afroman
a member of the Afro American race
by Roo#1 January 18, 2009
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4.
Afro Amercian is a term that describes any person who is living in the americas (North America and South America) who is of african descent.
Those Afro-American People In Brazil Are Poor.
by birdman17b June 09, 2007
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5.
A Black American who deludes him/her self into believing they still have ties to Africa
"Hey I am an African American, just because I am black. The fact that I haven't set foot in Africa let alone being born there, does not change the fact."
by Daemien wrath February 26, 2004
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6.
Confused negro living in the USA
I'm an Afro American, I don't know where I came from, who my father is or what I'm doing here.
by Winston Washington K'dogo January 14, 2004
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7.
Noun (slang) A name for people of african descent and/or of the negro race who are citizens of the United States. Sometimes generally applied to any dark skinned person living in america. Not common in current use, it has been replaced with african american, for no appearent reason other than the two following; Possibly to distance the speaker or the referents from the late 1960s/early 1970s era when the term was in very common and popular use, or to make it harder to spell, to pronounce, and to use more characters in written material.
Of the socially acceptable and non slur terms used for people of the negro race in the 20th century like colored, of color, afro american, black, minority, or african american, my personal favorite is afro american.
by notPCor1984 June 28, 2005
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