Negress
Negress \Ne"gress\, n.; pl. {Negresses}. [Cf. F. n['e]grese, fem. of n['e]gre a negro. See {Negro}.] A black woman; a female negro. [1913 Webster]

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  • Negress — UK [ˈniːɡres] / US [ˈnɪɡrəs] or Negress UK / US noun [countable] Word forms negress : singular negress plural negresses offensive an offensive word for a black woman …   English dictionary

  • negress — UK [ˈniːɡres] / US [ˈnɪɡrəs] or Negress UK / US noun [countable] Word forms negress : singular negress plural negresses offensive an offensive word for a black woman …   English dictionary

  • Negress — ► NOUN ▪ a woman or girl of black African origin. USAGE The term Negress is now regarded as old fashioned or even offensive; black is the preferred term …   English terms dictionary

  • negress — (n.) 1750, from Fr. négresse, fem. of nègre negro, which came to French via Spanish or Portuguese (see NEGRO (Cf. Negro)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Negress — [nē′gris] n. [Fr négresse, fem. of nègre < Sp or Port negro, NEGRO1] Now Rare a black (Negro) woman or girl: see ESS …   English World dictionary

  • Negress — Negro, Negress Negro and even more, Negress, have dropped out of favour (except with historical reference and among American Blacks themselves). The standard terms are now black (or Black) and (in America) African American. The plural of Negro is …   Modern English usage

  • Negress — [[t]ni͟ːgrəs[/t]] Negresses N COUNT A Negress is a woman with dark skin who comes from Africa or whose ancestors came from Africa. [OFFENSIVE, OLD FASHIONED] Syn: black woman …   English dictionary

  • Negress — noun Date: 1786 sometimes offensive a black woman or girl …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Negress — /nee gris/, n. Usually Offensive. a black woman or girl. [1780 90; < F négresse. See NEGRO, ESS] Usage. See ess. * * * …   Universalium

  • negress — noun /ˈniːɡrɪs/ (dated or literary; now considered offensive) A black female. See Also: negro, negroid …   Wiktionary

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