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Negroism

[ nee-groh-iz-uhm ]
/ ˈni groʊˌɪz əm /
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noun (sometimes lowercase)
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 Black1.

OTHER WORDS FROM Negroism

an·ti-Ne·gro·ism, noun
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