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Negritude

[ neg-ri-tood, -tyood, nee-gri- ]
/ ˈnɛg rɪˌtud, -ˌtyud, ˈni grɪ- /
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noun Older Use: Often Offensive.

(sometimes lowercase) the historical, cultural, and social heritage considered common to Black people collectively.

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Origin of Negritude

First recorded in 1945–50; from French négritude; see Negro, -i-, -tude

usage note for Negritude

See Black1.
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British Dictionary definitions for Negritude

negritude
/ (ˈniːɡrɪˌtjuːd, ˈnɛɡ-) /

noun

the fact of being a Negro
awareness and cultivation of the Negro heritage, values, and culture

Word Origin for negritude

C20: from French, from nègre Negro 1
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