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[nee-groh-iz-uh m]
noun (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.
  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.
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Origin of Negroism

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

Usage note

See black.
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