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Negress

[ nee-gris ]
/ ˈni grɪs /
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noun Older Use: Usually Offensive.

a term used to refer to a Black woman or girl.

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Origin of Negress

First recorded in 1780–90; from French négresse; see origin at Negro, -ess
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for Negress

Negress
/ (ˈniːɡrɪs) /

noun

a female Black person
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