noun, plural Ne·gri·tos, Ne·gri·toes.
a member of any of various small-statured, indigenous peoples of Africa, the Philippines, the Malay Peninsula, the Andaman Islands, and southern India.
Origin of Negrito
1805–15; < Spanish negrito, equivalent to negr(o) black + -ito diminutive suffix
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Examples from the Web for negrito
Historical Examples of negrito
The average Negrito takes little pride in his dwelling place.
When the Negrito feels a pain within him he pulls off a berry and eats it.
The Negrito can not by any stretch of imagination be called a worker.
In return for protection the Negrito had given him the land.
The Negrito knows that the people of the lowlands for some reason have more food than he.
British Dictionary definitions for negrito
noun plural -tos or -toes
a member of any of various dwarfish Negroid peoples of SE Asia and Melanesia
Word Origin for Negrito
C19: from Spanish, diminutive of negro black
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