[ af-roh-uh-mer-i-kuhn ]

noun, adjective

Origin of Afro-American

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; Afro- + American
  • Sometimes Af·ra·mer·i·can [af-ruh-mer-i-kuhn] /ˌæf rəˈmɛr ɪ kən/ .

usage note For Afro-American

Words Nearby Afro-American Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Afro-American in a sentence

  • The half-savage conductors of an orthodox224 Afro-American cremation in Texas typify an equally marked social retrogression.

  • It was not enough that a freeborn Afro-American should be caught kneeling to an Englishman.

    Excuse Me! | Rupert Hughes

British Dictionary definitions for Afro-American


noun, adjective
  1. another word for African-American

usage For Afro-American

This word has been replaced in general use by African-American

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