Negress

[ nee-gris ]
/ ˈni grɪs /

noun Older Use: Usually Offensive.

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

Origin of Negress

From the French word négresse, dating back to 1780–90. See Negro, -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for negress

Negress

/ (ˈniːɡrɪs) /

noun

a female Black person
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