Dictionary.com

jigaboo

[ jig-uh-boo ]
/ ˈdʒɪg əˌbu /
Save This Word!

noun, plural jig·a·boos.Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Black person.
QUIZ
CUDDLE UP! A COZY QUIZ ON FALL WORDS HAS ARRIVED
If autumn is your ideal season, spice up your repertoire of "fall" vocabulary with this quiz on some warm and vivid descriptive words for the season.
Question 1 of 10
Which of the following words means “to make a crackling sound; crackle”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of jigaboo

1905–10, Americanism; perhaps blend of jijiboo (with same sense, origin uncertain) or jig4 and bugaboo

Words nearby jigaboo

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
FEEDBACK