[ nee-gruh-foh-bee-uh ]
/ ˌni grəˈfoʊ bi ə /
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noun Older Use: Often Offensive.
(sometimes lowercase) an aversion or hostility to, disdain for, or fear of Black people.
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Origin of Negrophobia

First recorded in 1810–20; Negro + -phobia

usage note for Negrophobia

See Black1.

Words nearby Negrophobia

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How to use Negrophobia in a sentence

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

    The Melting-Pot|Israel Zangwill
  • 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
  • The 'States' presents one of the most rabid cases of negrophobia extant.

    Shadow and Light|Mifflin Wistar Gibbs