or jim crow
adjective Sometimes Jim-Crow .
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Example sentences from the Web for Jim Crow
“Barbarism,” said retired NYPD Officer Jim Smith on Thursday.
Michigan supposedly offered 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh a $42 million contract, which would him the highest-paid coach in the NCAA.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There was nothing out of the ordinary, but for the fact that Jim was gay.
I was bored, but I grabbed a red Solo cup, filled it with beer, and stayed with my group, chatting with the brothers about Jim.
Jim had to cajole me, as it was already late, and I was lounging around in sweats, book in hand.
Not much use as the high crests hid the intervening hinterland from view, even from the crow's nests.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
"So that is Jim Poindexter, the bloody villain," muttered the boy between his set teeth, and nervously fingering his revolver.The Courier of the Ozarks|Byron A. Dunn
The cat had been about to spring at Grandfather Mole again when Mr. Crow spoke to her.
And he quite agreed with old Mr. Crow, who had come hurrying up to see what was going on.
Mr. Crow was rocking back and forth on his perch, for a joke—on anybody except himself—always delighted him.
British Dictionary definitions for Jim Crow
noun (often capitals) US
- the policy or practice of segregating Black people
- (as modifier)jim-crow laws
- a derogatory term for a Black person
- (as modifier)a jim-crow saloon
Derived forms of jim crowjim-crowism, noun
Word Origin for jim crow
Cultural definitions for Jim Crow
A descriptive term for the segregation of institutions, businesses, hotels, restaurants, and the like. It also refers to the laws that required racial segregation.