- Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) of, relating to, or characteristic of the peoples traditionally classified as the Negro race, especially those who originate in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Older Use: Usually Offensive. a member of such peoples.
Origin of Negroid
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Examples from the Web for negroid
She may not have had a Negroid bundle in her bottom, but it was close enough.I Want a Bigger Butt
December 1, 2009
It is, in short, a type resembling the Mongolian, or sometimes the Negroid.The Criminal
It is a bit of Africa, as Negroid in aspect as any district you are likely to visit in the South.Half a Man
Mary White Ovington
This Negroid combination is more manifest in the interior and least in the east.A Racial Study of the Fijians
Norman E. Gabel
But let us allow the Negroid the benefit of the doubt and accord him the fullest credit.
What fields of employment, then, remain open to the Negroid?
- denoting, relating to, or belonging to a darker-compexioned supposed racial group of mankind. This group includes the indigenous peoples of Africa south of the Sahara, their descendants elsewhere, and some Melanesian peoples
- a member of this racial group
The word Negroid and other words ending in -oid relating to racial groups, such as Mongoloid, are controversial scientifically and best avoided. If you need to refer to ethnicity, it is preferable to use the specific name of the people or peoples concerned
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Word Origin and History for negroid
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