- a contemptuous term used to refer to a Black person.
- a contemptuous term used to refer to any dark-skinned person.
Origin of blackamoor
usage note for blackamoor
Words nearby blackamoor
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