Meaning of “Negro” in the English Dictionary

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"Negro" in British English

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Negronoun [ C ]

uk /ˈniː.ɡrəʊ/ us /ˈniː.ɡroʊ/ plural Negroes offensive old-fashioned

a black man

(Definition of “Negro” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"Negro" in American English

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Negronoun [ C ]

us /ˈni·ɡroʊ/ plural Negroes dated

a person of African origin with dark skin

Note: "Negro" is now considered offensive by most people, and "African-American" is used instead. See the usage note at black (dark skin) .

(Definition of “Negro” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)