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nig

[nig] /nɪg/
verb (used with object), nigged, nigging. Masonry.
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  • "Just that——" The Boy knotted his brown fingers in nig's hair as if to keep tight hold of one friend in the wreck.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • That is not your game, nig,” I said, “so spare yourself any anxiety.

  • Mistiss used to git a book and say, 'nig, come here and let me larn you how to read.'

  • My nig, as black as ebony, knows well the taste of his flesh.

  • Only nig ran in and out, unchilled by the imminence of the Colonel's withdrawal from his kind.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • He had gone out the back way to look after nig and his equipment.

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  • The Boy would limp after the Colonel down to the sluice, and sit on a dump heap with nig.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • Come on, nig, Spot's had enough; he's sorry, good and plenty.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • nig was a good swimmer, but the current here would tax the best.

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  • "The dog season's over," said the Boy, pulling nig's ears and smiling.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
Word Origin and History for nig
n.

c.1300, "niggardly person" (see niggard). As an abbreviated form of nigger, attested by c.1832, American English.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for nig

nig

noun

A black person (1932+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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