from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or being a human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as brown to black skin and often tightly curled hair and including peoples indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. No longer in scientific use.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An individual of a negroid race, such as those of Micronesia, the Negritos of the Philippine Islands, and the mixed tribes of northeastern Africa.
  • Resembling or akin to the negroes. Also negroöid.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A member of any one of several East African tribes whose physical characters show an admixture with other races.
  • adjective Characteristic of the negro.
  • adjective Resembling the negro or negroes; of or pertaining to those who resemble the negro.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
  • adjective characteristic of people traditionally classified as the Negro race


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Negr(o) + –oid.]


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