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Meaning of "the n-word" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF THE N-WORD

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WHAT DOES THE N-WORD MEAN IN ENGLISH?

the n-word

Nigger

Nigger is a noun in the English language. The word originated as a neutral term referring to black people, as a variation of the Spanish/Portuguese noun negro, a descendant of the Latin adjective niger. Often used disparagingly, by the mid 20th century, particularly in the United States, it suggested that its target is extremely unsophisticated. Its usage had become unambiguously pejorative, a common ethnic slur usually directed at blacks of Sub-Saharan African descent.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE THE N-WORD

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the multitude
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the narrative
the National
the naughty nineties
the navy
the Naze
the nearside
the necessary
the needful
the Neogene
the Netherlands
the Netherlands Antilles
the Netherlands East Indies
the Netherlands West Indies
the new

WORDS THAT END LIKE THE N-WORD

at a word
boo-word
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f-word
foreword
in a word
keyword
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sword
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Synonyms and antonyms of the n-word in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «the n-word» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF THE N-WORD

Find out the translation of the n-word to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of the n-word from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «the n-word» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

n个字
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

la palabra- n
570 millions of speakers

English

the n-word
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

एन शब्द
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

ن كلمة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

N- слово
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

a palavra- n
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

এন-শব্দ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

le n - mot
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Perkataan n
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

die N- Wort
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

n型の単語
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

N- 단어
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

N-tembung
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

các từ-n
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

N- வார்த்தை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

N- शब्द
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

N-kelime
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

la n- parola
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

n słowo
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

N- слово
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

n - cuvântul
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

η Ν - λέξη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

die N-woord
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

n- ordet
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

n-ordet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of the n-word

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «THE N-WORD»

The term «the n-word» is very widely used and occupies the 10.055 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «THE N-WORD» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «the n-word» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «the n-word» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about the n-word

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «THE N-WORD»

Discover the use of the n-word in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to the n-word and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Nigger: The Strange Career of a Troublesome Word
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Randall Kennedy, 2008
2
The N Word: Who Can Say It, who Shouldn't, and why
Examines racism from the perspective of its most volatile word, revealing the institutionalization of bigotry in every aspect of American society and arguing that the word is a slur that helps keep blacks at the bottom of the socio-economic ...
Jabari Asim, 2007
3
The N-Word of the Narcissus
"The N-word of the Narcissus" tells the tale of a fateful voyage of a British sailing ship, and on that voyage the ability of a lone black man to take the crew hostage.
Joseph Conrad, 2009
4
The N Word: One Man's Stand
This book exposes the passion and courage of the man behind the public face and reveals how a childhood growing up in a fringe camp on the outskirts of Cunnamulla in south-west Queensland, fired his determination to fight for human rights.
Stephen Hagan, 2005
5
MY NEEG'-ER: Healing the ontological wound of theNWord
The intent of this book is to bring about awareness and restore a biblical identity to a people who are the only people in the history of mankind whose identity the world has concealed!
Caliph Zaphnathpaaneah El, 2013
6
Bury That Sucka!: A Scandalous Love Affair With the N-word
Bury That Sucka! explores and examines what makes the African American community the epitome of an incredible paradox.
H. Smith, 2005
7
The N-Word  the Usage of a Controversial Term in the ...
2 Usage of the N-Word in Huck Finn In the following section I will first examine how the N-Word was used in general in former times, then how Mark Twain used it in Huck Finn and finally why he employed it so often. Before I begin I would like  ...
Agathe Glatz, 2011
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The Nigger of the Narcissus
Wait falls ill with tuberculosis, and his illness arouses sympathies of several of the crew, while some remain indifferent. Portraying sea-life, the book explores the innate morality of the isolated seamen.
Joseph Conrad, 2009
9
Nigger
Presents the autobiography of comedian and civil rights worker Dick Gregory.
Dick Gregory, Robert Lipsyte, 1986
10
The Soul of Hip Hop: Rims, Timbs and a Cultural Theology
The N-word is controversial primarily because of its vulgar, racist use by many White slave owners. In 2008, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and the Rev. Al Sharpton— among many other prominent Black leaders—gathered in a ceremonial event to ...
Daniel White Hodge, 2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «THE N-WORD»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term the n-word is used in the context of the following news items.
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The Real Reason Don Lemon Used the N-Word This Week
with a provocative card, boldly printed with the N-word. Lemon was immediately subjected to a Twitter avalanche of jokes, criticisms, and there-he-goes-agains. «TVNewser, Jun 15»
2
Using the n-word is more common than you (or President Obama …
President Obama made headlines earlier this week when he said the n-word in the aftermath of recent racial violence in Charleston. The president's ... «Washington Post, Jun 15»
3
Obama and the N-Word
Far from waddling around like a powerless lame duck, a president like Barack Obama entering the last 19 months of his final term can flex presidential power in ... «Politico, Jun 15»
4
Obama uses N-word, says we are 'not cured' of racism
Washington (CNN) President Barack Obama used the n-word during an interview released Monday to make a point that there's still plenty of room for America to ... «CNN, Jun 15»
5
"Rapper In Chief": How Fox Reduced Obama's Race Comments To …
Much of the media have highlighted Obama's use of "the n-word" in their reports on his comments. But Fox in particular has focused its discussion of the ... «Media Matters for America, Jun 15»
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Piers Morgan Proposes Jailing White People Who Use the 'N-Word'
President Obama saying the n-word on Marc Maron's radio show set off basically everyone on the news biz, with lots of arguments over 1) the appropriateness ... «Mediaite, Jun 15»
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5 white US Presidents who used the n-word
But many of the white men who preceded him in office used the n-word in private, history shows. In their cases, the context was invariably ugly. President ... «Chicago Sun-Times, Jun 15»
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CNN's Don Lemon: It's 'About Time' Obama Said the N-Word
Screen Shot 2015-06-22 at 3.02.07 PM During his interview with podcaster/comedian Marc Maron, President Obama said that racism doesn't just mean ... «Mediaite, Jun 15»
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Tom Hanks' son Chet defends his use of the N-word
Chet Hanks, the rapper son of Oscar winner Tom Hanks, not only repeatedly used the N-word on social media but defended its use because he believes it ... «Los Angeles Times, Jun 15»
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Google Maps points to the White House if you look for the n-word
Searches including the racist slur “n—–” are directing people to the White House in Google Maps — forcing the tech giant to apologize for the gaffe. Anyone ... «New York Post, May 15»

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