Definitions

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

  • noun A dark-skinned person, especially one from northern Africa.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A negro; a black man or woman.

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

  • noun A negro or negress.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A person with dark skin, especially (but not necessarily) one from northern Africa
  • noun a blackamoor slave, a blackamoor servant; and hence any slave, servant, inferior, or child
  • noun heraldry a stylized 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)

Etymologies

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

[black + -a-, of unknown origin + Moor.]

Examples

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.