[ ni-gril-oh ]
/ nɪˈgrɪl oʊ /
noun, plural Ne·gril·los, (especially collectively) Ne·gril·lo.
a member of any of various small-statured, indigenous peoples of Africa, as a Pygmy.
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Origin of Negrillo
1850–55; < Spanish negrillo, diminutive of negro black
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Example sentences from the Web for negrillo
I beg of you to accept this small present; it is some negrillo snuff from Habana, which Cardinal Acquaviva has given me.The Memoires of Casanova, Complete|Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Then they went in pursuit of some Indian, whom they killed in retribution for the Negrillo who had died.The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898, V7, 1588-1591|Emma Helen Blair
British Dictionary definitions for negrillo
/ (nɪˈɡrɪləʊ) /
noun plural -los or -loes
a member of a dwarfish Negroid race of central and southern Africa
Word Origin for Negrillo
C19: from Spanish, diminutive of negro black
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