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(slang, derogatory) a white youth who adopts black youth culture by adopting its speech, wearing its clothes, and listening to its music
Word Origin
C20: from a blend of white + nigger
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  • Regarded as a bibelot, Mrs. wigger was, I think, of the first perfection.

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  • In the northern part the wigger, the Suhr and the Wynen streams flow through shallow valleys, separated by low hills.

  • Perhaps it is a great assumption of talent to attempt to describe Mr. wigger's hair.

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  • Mr. Fife has a "furnished room" somewhere around on the next street, and only takes his meals at Mrs. wigger's.

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  • But as this human life sits here at Mrs. wigger's board a clerk is here, with his past and his future.

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Slang definitions & phrases for wigger



A white person, esp a teenager, who imitates the style and behavior of inner-city blacks: When I was wearing my permanent-press Lees with matching Adidas sneakers, kids I went to school with were calling me a wigger

[1990s+; apparently a shortening of white nigger; perhaps influenced by wigger, ''a very crazy person,'' fr jazz talk]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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