- a term used to refer to a black woman or girl.
Origin of Negress
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Examples from the Web for negress
“NEGRESS PILOTS AIRPLANE,” a New York Times headline proclaimed in amazement.Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black Pilots
January 16, 2012
His wife was a negress from Loanda, very large and very noisy.Tales of Unrest
They threatened and flattered the negress, who said nothing in reply.Oswald Langdon
Carson Jay Lee
But everywhere, even in the domains of slavery, how tenderly has the Negress been spoken of!
"Well, well—a little that side, now—" The negress moves the pillow a little to the left.An Outcast
F. Colburn Adams
"Yes," replied together the negro and negress, who held her by each hand.Thais
- a female Black person
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Word Origin and History for negress
1750, from French négresse, fem. of nègre "negro," which came to French via Spanish or Portuguese (see Negro).
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