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Niggardly is said to be the mispronounced origin of the word Nigger or Niggard. Niggard is a very old word. The English meaning is “miser” or “stingy person.” Americans often mistakenly assume it is a variant on the most common insulting term for “African-American.”

The Spanish or Portuguese Negro meaning black or dark seem to be misspoken or misused to insult blacks and black slaves; some Irish where referred to as niggers too during those days.

So you see the term referred to salves or people that were not producing enough work according to the task master. The person that was not working hard enough was said to be a niggard or niggardly in his work habits.

Southerners back in slavery times and later where not the brightest stars in the sky when it came to their native language English; they either mispronounced the word or used it with intent to heap further abuse upon a people they considered not human and derive more work from them. A great number where worked to death.

Sad to say many black today do not know the origin of the term. They too misused it.
Old English

The Niggard only gave us 3 pence for that work!

I’m tried; I’m going to be niggardly about my work today.

American

Let that Niggard/Nigger know he got to work harder.

Hey nigger what up!
by cyberanger November 17, 2006
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1.
A fully grown niglet
Theres one of them niggers
by Shanaynay121092 September 28, 2006
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2.
A word that everyone else is afraid to define except in utter seriousness, for fear of being branded a rascist, in total ignorance of the colloquial usage of the word, its characterization in popular culture, and the populations of people it is used most by.
You shouldn't ever say the n-word, you rascist cracker asshole.
by Panocha007 October 20, 2003
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3.
a term that is racist, as long as the speaker of it is not black. Forbidden on most all of television and other forms of public entertainment, at times referenced to as the "n-word". However, "cracker", a term racist against whites, is a completely acceptable term used in any context of any national broadcast...hmm...
White man: I would like to know why "cracker" and, ahem, "nigger" are not equally forbidden *white man is put on trial for racist slander*
by Scooby King February 27, 2005
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4.
nigga, niggah etc. al.(noun)1.describes an ignorant, uneducated, foolish individual regardless of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, etc.
2. endearing term between two or more individual to describe a friendship or bond.
1.Shut up, you nigger
2. Chris, you my nigga.
by Matt March 15, 2005
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5.
Slang description for slaves who were brought mostly from West Africa by the Dutch, English, and Portuguese from what was then a huge "Nigerian Basin" which makes up part of the countries of Nigeria and Niger today.
Load the Nigger's on the ship, time for an auction in Kingston.
by KingKoon February 22, 2005
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6.
Used as a disparaging term for a member of any dark-skinned people.
look at that nigger stealin shit and selling drugs!!!
by jamal October 03, 2005
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7.
nigger is to black person as redneck is to white person
"I don't like niggers."
by clown February 27, 2005
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