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

 

nigger

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈnɪɡə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈnɪɡər//
 
(taboo, slang)
 
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a very offensive word for a black person Word Origin late 17th cent. (as an adjective): from earlier neger, from French nègre, from Spanish negro ‘black’, from Latin niger, nigr- ‘black’.