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Negrophile

[nee-gruh-fahyl, -fil]
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noun (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.
  1. a white or other nonblack person who is especially sympathetic to or supportive of black people.
Also Ne·gro·phil [nee-gruh-fil] /ˈni grə fɪl/.

Origin of Negrophile

First recorded in 1795–1805; Negro + -phile
Related formsNe·groph·i·lism [ni-grof-uh-liz-uh m] /nɪˈgrɒf əˌlɪz əm/, nounNe·groph·i·list, noun

Usage note

See black.
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  • Associated words: negrophile, negrophilist, negrophilism, negrophobia.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming


Word Origin and History for negrophile

Negrophile

1803, from Negro + -phile.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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