[ af-roh-uh-mer-i-kuh n ]
/ ˌæf roʊ əˈmɛr ɪ kən /

noun, adjective



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Origin of Afro-American

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

usage note for Afro-American

See black. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for afro-american


noun, adjective

another word for African-American

usage for Afro-American

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