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nig

[nig] /nɪg/
verb (used with object), nigged, nigging. Masonry.
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  • My nig, as black as ebony, knows well the taste of his flesh.

  • nig saw it, and was off my lap upon the floor in an instant.

  • That is not your game, nig,” I said, “so spare yourself any anxiety.

  • We got hold of a nig who understood English, and told him what we were after.

    Diary of an Enlisted Man Lawrence Van Alstyne
  • He had gone out the back way to look after nig and his equipment.

    Terry's Texas Rangers Leonidas B. Giles
  • Come on, nig, Spot's had enough; he's sorry, good and plenty.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • "The dog season's over," said the Boy, pulling nig's ears and smiling.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • The Boy called to nig, and went down to the town to hear the news.

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  • The canoe tipped, and nig went a second time into the water.

    The Magnetic North Elizabeth Robins (C. E. Raimond)
  • nig had been perplexed when he saw the pack pushed under the table.

    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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