Pronunciation: nig ah
Function: noun
Etymology: African American

1. The antithesis of the racial epithet "nigger" 2. A term of endearment only when used in dialect between blacks. 3. A word used sparingly by other minorities, but should never be uttered by an anglo.

i.e.- My nigga long time no see.
by TMO January 05, 2006
Friend, Homeboy, Something white people would love to say.
(IN PARK)
BLACK-GUY 1- Watup my "nigga"
BLACK-GUY 2- Sup Tayshaun..

TWO WHITES IN THE BACKGROUND.
WHITE-GUY PHIL- I wish i could say that word
WHITE-GUY LARRY- Me too Phil, me too...
by BLACKYBLACKBLACK14 August 15, 2007
A close BLACK friend. If a white person uses it in the presence of a black person, he'll usually end up getting his ass kicked
Black Person 1: What up ma nigga?
Black Person 2: Not much playa, what's the word?

White Person 1: Whats up my nigga?
Black Person 2: What the fuck you just call me!!?
(White Person Runs)
by Chris Kern January 22, 2007
Friendly gesture when reffering to a good friend.
Wassup my nigga? or That's my nigga!
by Rent June 01, 2005
A common form of address between two or more black (occasionally mixed race) people. White people don't understand why the black community should be able to reclaim a word once used to belittle them.
My nigga.
by Doc_B April 14, 2015
Coined by Tupac Shakur as; Never Ignorant Getting Goals Acomplished
2pac lived and died by the mantra thug life but he also believed in the N.I.G.G.A. lifestyle.
by theoregonduck May 09, 2011
its just like saying "my friend" or "buddy"
"thats my nigga" "theres my nigga Paris right there"
by Paris S. January 16, 2009
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