Definition of Negro noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈniːɡrəʊ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈniːɡroʊ//
(pl. Negroes)(old-fashioned, often offensive)
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a member of a race of people with dark skin who originally came from Africa Word Originvia Spanish and Portuguese from Latin niger, nigr- ‘black’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Negro