nig-nog

n.

"foolish person," 1953, OED suggests from earlier cant slang nigmenog "a very silly fellow" (1700). As a term of abuse for a black person, a shortened and reduplicated form of nigger.


Nearby words

  1. nifedipine,
  2. niff,
  3. niflheim,
  4. nifty,
  5. nig,
  6. nigel,
  7. nigella,
  8. niger,
  9. niger seed,
  10. niger-congo

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