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Negroism

[nee-groh-iz-uh m] /ˈni groʊˌɪz əm/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.
1.
the doctrine or advocacy of equal rights for black people.
2.
a quality or manner, as a speech pattern or pronunciation, considered characteristic of black people.
Origin of Negroism
1840-1850
An Americanism dating back to 1840-50; Negro + -ism
Related forms
anti-Negroism, noun
Usage note
See black.
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