Adjective "negro" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈniːɡrəʊ/

Definitions and examples

noun

A member of a dark-skinned group of peoples originally native to Africa south of the Sahara.

    adjective

    Relating to black people.

      Definitions

      1. a river in NW South America, flowing SE from E Colombia through N Brazil into the Amazon. 1400 miles (2255 km) long.

      2. a river in S Argentina, flowing E from the Andes to the Atlantic. 700 miles (1125 km) long.

      3. a river in SE South America, flowing S from Brazil and W through Uruguay, to the Uruguay River. About 500 miles (800 km) long.

      More examples(as adjective)

      "slaves can be negro."

      "leagues can be negro."

      "slaveries can be negro."

      "funds can be negro."

      "sculptures can be negro."

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      Origin

      (Negro)Mid 16th century: via Spanish and Portuguese from Latin niger, nigr- ‘black’.