Negrophile

[ 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/.

Origin of Negrophile

First recorded in 1795–1805; Negro + -phile

usage note for Negrophile

See black.

OTHER WORDS FROM Negrophile

Ne·groph·i·lism [ni-grof-uh-liz-uh m] /nɪˈgrɒf əˌlɪz əm/, nounNe·groph·i·list, noun
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