Older Use: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Black person.
a contemptuous term used to refer to any dark-skinned person.
Art. a stylized depiction of a Black servant in rich clothing, classical robes, or noble tribal costume, used as a decorative element in furniture, textiles, or jewelry, especially during the period of European colonialism.
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How to use blackamoor in a sentence
Go anoint thy javelin with fat of swine, O blackamoor; for before morning the Romans will make thee eat it to the very butt.Caesar and Cleopatra | George Bernard Shaw
What had kept him so long, and why had he turned blackamoor?The Swiss Family Robinson | Johann David Wyss
Mercy upon me, what shall I do with a blackamoor and a dog both underfoot!The Puritan Twins | Lucy Fitch Perkins
The King rose, thrust aside the little blackamoor, and with his spaniel under his arm, sauntered across to Miss Stewart's table.The Historical Nights Entertainment, Second Series | Rafael Sabatini
Hortense grew white to the lips and shouted for that lout of a blackamoor sound asleep on the sand.Heralds of Empire | Agnes C. Laut
British Dictionary definitions for blackamoor
archaic a Black African or other person with dark skin
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