noun (sometimes lowercase) Older Use: Often Offensive.

strong fear or dislike of black people.

Origin of Negrophobia

First recorded in 1810–20; Negro + -phobia

Usage note

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

Examples from the Web for negrophobia

Historical Examples of negrophobia

  • The 'States' presents one of the most rabid cases of negrophobia extant.

    Shadow and Light

    Mifflin Wistar Gibbs

  • Aside from his negrophobia, the southern gentleman is an agreeable companion.

    The Secret Service.

    Albert D. Richardson

  • Associated words: negrophile, negrophilist, negrophilism, negrophobia.

    Putnam's Word Book

    Louis A. Flemming

  • Even the negrophobia is not likely to remain eternally at its present barbarous pitch.

    The Melting-Pot

    Israel Zangwill

Word Origin and History for negrophobia



1819, from Negro + -phobia.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper