[ nee-gruh-fahyl, -fil ]
/ ˈni grəˌfaɪl, -fɪl /
noun (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.
a white or other nonblack person who is especially sympathetic to or supportive of black people.
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Also Ne·gro·phil [nee-gruh-fil] /ˈni grə fɪl/.
usage note for Negrophile
OTHER WORDS FROM NegrophileNe·groph·i·lism [ni-grof-uh-liz-uh m] /nɪˈgrɒf əˌlɪz əm/, nounNe·groph·i·list, noun
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