A black person that does their best to please white people even if it means disowning their own racial identity.
"Uncle Tom House Niggers do scare me" - KRS One "House Niggas" (1989)
by R. Kemp February 12, 2005
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a black person that sucks up to the white man for benefits. From slave times where the house nigga would get to work inside the house as opposed to picking cotton out in the hot sun.
"Man, yous a house nigger"
"No I ain't!"
"yes u are! youd suck a crackers dick just to get some kool aid!!!"
by cooljack March 02, 2008
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The house nigger, as defined by Malcolm X, is the slave who imagines himself to be thought of as kin by his master because they live in the same house.

A modern-day equivalent is a dishwasher who has a chip on his shoulder because he busts suds at a four-star hotel or restaurant.
"What chu talking about?! I aint no field nigger slave! He aint my massa, he's my pal -- we live together see! I am a house nigger!"

"There's a huge difference between a guy who washes dishes at Denny's and a guy who washes dishes at the Ritz. The former is a dirtbag and the latter is a pro."
by Johnny 16 September 30, 2007
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It refers originally to slavery times, when black women used to be raped by the white slave owners to produce mixed children. They would usually grow up working in the plantation house and sometimes would receive education, unlike the black slaves who worked outside in the fields.

The mixed children would associate with whites and have privileges the slaves did not.

Now the term refers in a derogatory manner to lighter-skinned people of color, who are sometimes perceived as acting superior to darker-skinned people, and who because of their color, association with whites in what is viewed as a fawning manner, and greater success in life are sometimes resented by those less fortunate.
Since Rasheed got that office job, he is full of himself and acting like a house nigger.
by chinga February 12, 2007
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A domestic servant engaged in cleaning or gardening, either an African-American US citizen or a central american immigrant without papers.
My house nigger, she comes from Guatamala. She's without papers.

Anyway, she sure can wash dishes. Want her number?
by IlyasKallir September 15, 2005
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Originally a term used during slave times for slaves who worked in the master's house on a plantation, it is now derisively used for Black people who are always trying to ingratiate themselves with their neo-conservative white "masters" by distancing themselves from everything Black, such as rap music.
House-niggers Condi Rice and Bill Cosby are always quick to point out that gangsta rap is part of "the problem" with Black people instead of acknowleding that it is a symptom of a conspiracy to keep young Black men in chains!
by EminemsRevenge September 25, 2006
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Could be a girlfriend or boyfriend of any race that gets treated lower than rest of the family. The house nigger gets blamed for things that go missing around the house, and they also do all the cooking and cleaning. Sometimes on special occasions the master will take the house nigger out for a special treat by buying them something small like some new dish towels they could use to clean the house or a new mop they've had their eye on. But there's a price for that...the house nigger will have to put out or else there's hell to pay.
I do so much nice things for these ungrateful people and they never seem to appreciate it; Why do I get blamed for everything. I'm too afraid to speak up about it because if I do they might kick me out again. I feel more like the house nigger not his girlfriend.
by Disenchanted1 January 18, 2019
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