1. (Spanish): the color black.

2. a now often-derogatory word for a person of black African descent.
1. El cielo de la noche es negro. (The night sky is black.)

2. D'Antuan Robinson: Yo, Tawneshia. You know how dems white folks always use' to call us Negros?

Tawneshia Jacobs: Yeah, I know what you sayin'. What about it?

DR: Well, 'Negro' was actually a Spanish word oridge'ly, you know what I be sayin'?

TJ: Hells no, nigga, you serious?!

DR: Yeah g'rl, I swear. I'm not pulling yo' chains o' anything like dat.

TJ: Hmm! Learn somethin' new everyday, huh.
by pwumavs January 27, 2007
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Meaning 'Black' in Spanish
Name: Don Jose, Height: five-six, Hair color: Negro
by Yonsen September 12, 2005
Back in the 1700's and 1800's when a slave master wanted to summon his slave.
Negro go pick my cotton.
by T-Unit Repp'in 813 February 15, 2005
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
by Joe Stramter September 02, 2005
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."
by Cesco October 01, 2006
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.
African guy:oh.
the coolest way a white man can say "black person" without getting shot
"damn negro u got hops"
by arty ziff June 13, 2005
"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
by gradivarediviva August 17, 2006

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