[ nee-groh-iz-uhm ]

noun(sometimes lowercase)
  1. the doctrine or advocacy of equal rights for Black people.

  2. a quality or manner, as a speech pattern or pronunciation, considered characteristic of Black people.

Origin of Negroism

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

usage note For Negroism

See Black1.

Other words from Negroism

  • an·ti-Ne·gro·ism, noun

Words Nearby Negroism Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024