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[nee-gruh-foh-bee-uh] /ˌni grəˈfoʊ bi ə/
noun, (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.
strong fear or dislike of black people.
Origin of Negrophobia
First recorded in 1810-20; Negro + -phobia
Usage note
See black. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for Negrophobia
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  • The 'States' presents one of the most rabid cases of Negrophobia extant.

    Shadow and Light

    Mifflin Wistar Gibbs
  • Aside from his Negrophobia, the southern gentleman is an agreeable companion.

    The Secret Service. Albert D. Richardson
  • Associated words: negrophile, negrophilist, negrophilism, Negrophobia.

    Putnam's Word Book Louis A. Flemming
  • Even the Negrophobia is not likely to remain eternally at its present barbarous pitch.

    The Melting-Pot Israel Zangwill
Word Origin and History for Negrophobia

1819, from Negro + -phobia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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