[ 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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Words nearby Negress
negotiable, negotiable instrument, negotiant, negotiate, negotiation, Negress, Negri body, Negrillo, Negri Sembilan, Negritic, Negrito
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How to use Negress in a sentence
“NEGRESS PILOTS AIRPLANE,” a New York Times headline proclaimed in amazement.Red Tails Overlooks the Story of America’s First Black Pilots|Marc Wortman|January 16, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It comes to me now that I did not see a young negress in the whole town, but this was explained on our return to the ship.Gardens of the Caribbees, v. 1/2|Ida May Hill Starr
On hearing this story, the wicked and envious negress conceived an abominable idea.
When the negress's turn came she approached without suspicion, and did not recognize the fairy.
The fairy raised the negress, who kissed her hands, weeping; then they all sat down to the table.
What, Lucy, do you think because Myra was born in Hayti that she is a little negress with crinkley wool?A Roving Commission|G. A. Henty
British Dictionary definitions for Negress
/ (ˈniːɡrɪs) /
a female Black person
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