Meaning 'Black' in Spanish
Name: Don Jose, Height: five-six, Hair color: Negro
by Yonsen September 12, 2005
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Not a racial slur. Just spanish for black.
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Spanish guy:hola individuo negro.
African guy:What'd you call me?!
Spanish guy:It's spanish for black.
African guy:oh.
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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 1, 2006
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I think I shall partake of one more Negro Modela; one tasty mexican brew!
by Victor Lazslo June 5, 2005
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"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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a dark skin black. Later a black person of any skin color was considered negro. Negro is now considered offensive and is now not used to describe a dark skin black or a black person of any skin color.
Dark skin blacks were considered negroes. Light skin blacks and brown skin blacks were also considered mulatto. Mulatto is considered a racist term.
by QueenAfrica June 25, 2009
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A word derived from spanish meaning black. In the time of the slave trade spanish people used to call black people 'negro' people (logical huh?) and some fucktard misinterpretted it and came up with the racist word nigger.
spanish slave trader dude: 'Dos negro persona(translation - 2 black people)'
Retarded racist: ngr? Waht diiid yuo sya.
Niggar?' <----so dumb he cant even spell lol :P
by fu2biatch May 24, 2005
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