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English definition of “black”

black

adjective [-er/-est only] (DARK SKIN)   /blæk/
of or belonging to a group of people having skin that is brown, esp. African-American people: As a black woman, I am proud of my African-American heritage. Note: Although African-American is the word preferred by many, black is also widely used and is not offensive: Black leaders disagreed over how to respond. As a noun, African-American is now more commonly used, but when describing historical events, black may be used.
(Definition of black adjective (DARK SKIN) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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