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Negritude

[neg-ri-tood, -tyood, nee-gri-]
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noun (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.
  1. the historical, cultural, and social heritage considered common to black people collectively.

Origin of Negritude

1945–50; < French négritude; see Negro, -i-, -tude

Usage note

See black.
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British Dictionary definitions for negritude

negritude

noun
  1. the fact of being a Negro
  2. awareness and cultivation of the Negro heritage, values, and culture

Word Origin

C20: from French, from nègre Negro 1
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Word Origin and History for negritude

n.

1950, from French négritude; see negro + -tude. Supposedly coined by young authors in the French colonies of Africa before World War II.

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