[ 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.

Origin of Negroism

An Americanism dating back to 1840–50; Negro + -ism
Related formsan·ti-Ne·gro·ism, noun

Usage note

See black. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019