nigger

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n nigger (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n nigger A negro; -- in vulgar derision or depreciation. It is usually intended and interpreted as highly insulting and vulgar.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n nigger Same as niggard, 2.
    • n nigger A black man; a negro.
    • n nigger A native of the East Indies or one of the Australian aborigines.
    • n nigger A black caterpillar, the larva of Athalia centifolia, the turnip saw-fly.
    • n nigger A. kind of holothurian common off the coast of Cornwall, England: so called by Cornish fishermen.
    • n nigger A steam-capstan on some Mississippi river boats, used to haul the boat over bars and snags by a rope fastened to a tree on the bank.
    • n nigger A strong iron-bound timber with sharp teeth or spikes protruding from its front face, forming part of the machinery of a sawmill, and used in canting logs. etc.
    • n nigger An impurity in the covering of an electrical conductor which serves to make a partial short circuit, and thus becomes sufficiently heated to burn and destroy the insulation.
    • nigger To burn (logs already charred or left unconsumed by former fires): with off: also, to burn (a log) in two in the middle.
    • nigger To exhaust (soil or land) by working it year after year without manure: with out.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Nigger nig′ėr a black man, a negro: a native of the East Indies or one of the Australian aborigines: a black caterpillar: a Cornish holothurian
    • v.t Nigger to exhaust soil by cropping it year by year without manure
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Quotations

  • Alice Walker
    Alice%20Walker
    “The original crime of niggers and lesbians is that they prefer themselves.”
  • Florynce R. Kennedy
    Florynce R. Kennedy
    “Niggerization is the result of oppression -- and it doesn't just apply to the black people. Old people, poor people, and students can also get niggerized.”
  • John Lennon
    John%20Lennon
    “Woman is the Nigger of the World.”
  • Naomi Weisstein
    Naomi Weisstein
    “A typical minority group stereotype -- woman as nigger -- if she knows her place (home), she is really a quite lovable, loving creature, happy and childlike.”

Usage

In literature:

I, and those with me, when I was in the labour trade, never stole a nigger, nor killed one.
"The Tapu Of Banderah" by Louis Becke
Most of these educated niggers don't have no feeling for common niggers.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States from Interviews with Former Slaves, Arkansas Narratives, Part 4" by Work Projects Administration
But sometimes, these little burros get stubborn when they are made to follow in the rear of a horse, and it was so with Nigger.
"Polly and Eleanor" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Like many Egyptians, he had imagined Australians to be of a nigger mould.
"The Kangaroo Marines" by R. W. Campbell
He says he is going to give him a little nigger to look after it, and he'll do it.
"In Connection with the De Willoughby Claim" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
For once in my life I hope to go some place and come back without being hounded by my Wildcat nigger.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
Ole Remus is one nigger en de tale, hit 's a n'er nigger.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
D'y'see that four feet of bullock's fat and nigger working at them iron pins in the far corner?
"The Iron Pirate" by Max Pemberton
There was good and bad on the side of the Belgians, and the niggers were niggers.
"The Pools of Silence" by H. de Vere Stacpoole
To disconcert the fellow, I had to jump Nigger against him.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
The Italians admired most the nigger songs.
"The Dodge Club" by James De Mille
Two liddle Nigger boys shuck de apple tree, Down fall anudder Nigger, an' dat make three.
"Negro Folk Rhymes" by Thomas W. Talley
One of these individuals was called the "Fighting Nigger," the other went by the name of "Burlman Reynolds.
"Burl" by Morrison Heady
Reckon dis nigger made a martyr of hisself just to come along and look out for you-alls.
"The Boy Chums in the Forest" by Wilmer M. Ely
That's the best bait for a mack'rel, and after the same fashion one nigger's the best bait to catch more niggers.
"Hunting the Skipper" by George Manville Fenn
He looks as if he could fight, too, if we had a row with the niggers.
"Fix Bay'nets" by George Manville Fenn
A good nigger war daat Pierre.
"The Quadroon" by Mayne Reid
Dis nigger knew he no far off.
"The Ocean Waifs" by Mayne Reid
The nigger having reeled off all he knows of 'Californy,' a Dutchman sings lustily of 'Sally Brown.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
But, let me ask you, Sergeant, how many niggers do you own?
"Si Klegg, Book 2 (of 6)" by John McElroy
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In poetry:

Grinny Bob is out again
Begging for a dime;
Niggers haven't any souls,
Grinning all the time.
"Under The Locusts" by John Crowe Ransom
Aye, you may scrub him day and night,
You'll never change a nigger's hide;
But maybe he is just as white,
(Or even more) than you…inside.
"Negress In Notre Dame" by Robert W Service
“Will you reside with me, my dear?”
I asked in accents mellow—
The nigger grinned from ear to ear,
And said, “All right, old fellow!”
"Peter the Piccaninny" by Henry Kendall
What care we for the Northern fool,
Who talks about the rights of niggers?
We know that we were made to rule,
And they ordain'd to be the diggers.
"The Slave-Holder’s Apology" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
There were three niggers of Chickeraboo -
PACIFICO, BANG-BANG, POPCHOP - who
Exclaimed, one terribly sultry day,
"Oh, let's be kings in a humble way."
"The Three Kings of Chickeraboo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
The wild, woolly, grinning, Turco,
From where the fierce desert winds blow,
Will give up his life
In the thick of the strife,
And go where the good niggers go.
"The Allied Forces" by Abner Cosens

In news:

Towson University promptly dismissed an adjunct art professor after he characterized himself as "a nigger on the corporate plantation" in a classroom discussion last week.
You kill all the niggers, and you gas all the Jews.
'Not Socially Acceptable to Call Him a Nigger'.
"The word is nigger," he said.
Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza rips into Obama for using the term 'house nigger '.
You know you's a nigger ,' says Correctional Officer White.
'Not Socially Acceptable to Call Him a Nigger '.
LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT NIGGERS , the oppressed minority within our minority.
And though they spliff and drink and procreate their way onto welfare doles and WIC lines, niggers will tell you their state of being is no fault of their own.
Adults reprimanded them for being "worse than niggers ," for being " ignorant as niggers ," for having " no more credit than niggers ".
Paul is not any different from any other Nigger man, except that he has a beautiful voice.
NewSouth Books plans to release an edition of Huckleberry Finn in which Mark Twain's 219 repetitions of the word "nigger" are replaced by "slave".
When the new chocolate-coloured sofa set was delivered to her Brampton home, Doris Moore was stunned to see packing labels describing the shade as "Nigger-brown.".
Would You Wear Abercrombie & Fitch 'Nigger Brown Pants .
Are There Any Niggers Here Tonight.
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