American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Offensive A Black woman or girl. See Usage Note at Jewess.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A female negro; a female of one of the black races of Africa.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A black woman; a female negro.
- n. a Black woman or girl
“Though vulgarly called a "Negress," her skin was almost as fair as a Saxon's; and because of the mingling of Negro blood -- more beautiful in color.”
“I seem to recall that Thomas Jefferson fought for the sexual favors of that female Negress of his.”
“There is a website where I've been called "the Negress" and a "filthy pig.”
“Did no one at that Fox Chyron department know how to spell "Negress?”
“The African-American actress Juanita Moore, who would win an Academy Award nomination for her role in “Imitation of Life” 1959, appearing here as one of the psychiatric ward patients, is referred in the credits only as “Negress.””
“Its time has long since passed, on many levels, the least of which is its provincial ideas note the casual bigotry in the ‘toy Negress’ Robert plays with and the anti-Semitic caricatures the bourgeoisie portray in one of their musical numbers.”
“Huschke estimates the cranial contents of a Negress at”
“It is true that in the North of the Union marriages may be legally contracted between Negroes and whites; but public opinion would stigmatize as infamous a man who should connect himself with a Negress, and it would be difficult to cite a single instance of such a union.”
“The American of the Northern states would perhaps allow the Negress to share his licentious pleasures if the laws of his country did not declare that she may aspire to be the legitimate partner of his bed, but he recoils with horror from her who might become his wife.”
“The other is the way that, right after Walken doubles crosses Grace Jones, she instantaneously turns from Mysterious Deadly Exotic Negress into Pissed-Off American Black Chick.”
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