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N-word

or n-word, n word

[ en-wurd ]
/ ˈɛnˌwɜrd /
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noun

a euphemism for the word nigger: His use of the highly offensive N-word during a televised broadcast caused outrage.

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See also f-word, word (def. 2).

Origin of N-word

First recorded in 1985–90

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Words nearby N-word

NW, NWbN, NWbW, NWC, NWLB, N-word, NWS, n. wt., NY, NYA, nyaff
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British Dictionary definitions for N-word

n-word

noun

the n-word (sometimes capital) a euphemistic way of referring to the word nigger offensive
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