Negroism

[ nee-groh-iz-uh m ]
/ ˈni groʊˌɪz əm /

noun (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.

the doctrine or advocacy of equal rights for black people.
a quality or manner, as a speech pattern or pronunciation, considered characteristic of black people.

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Origin of Negroism

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; Negro + -ism

usage note for Negroism

See black.

OTHER WORDS FROM Negroism

an·ti-Ne·gro·ism, noun
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