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[af-roh-uh-mer-i-kuh n]
noun, adjective
  1. African American.
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Origin of Afro-American

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55

Usage note

See black.
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Related Words

Afro-American, Negro, African

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British Dictionary definitions for afro-american


noun, adjective
  1. another word for African-American
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This word has been replaced in general use by African-American
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