niggerhead

n.

from nigger + head. A term used formerly in U.S. of various things, e.g. "cheap tobacco" (1843), "protruding root mass in a swamp" (1859), a type of cactus (1877), and the black-eyed susan (1893). Variant negro-head attested from 1781.


Nearby words

  1. niggard,
  2. niggardly,
  3. nigger,
  4. nigger heaven,
  5. nigger of the narcissus, the,
  6. niggle,
  7. niggling,
  8. nigglingly,
  9. nigh,
  10. night

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper