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  • n. The words nigger and nigga.
  • n. Any word beginning with n that is not normally taboo but is considered (often humorously) to be so in the given context.
  • n. Negation words, such as not, nobody, and nothing.
  • n. Danish nouns of the common gender (their indefinite article being en), as opposed to t-words, nouns of the neuter gender (their indefinite article being et).


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  • Dear Mexican: These days, using the word "nigger" is considered so offensive that, in its place, we now use the term "n-word."

    Gustavo Arellano: ¡ASK A MEXICAN!: "Illegals" and The "N-Word"

  • Sure, we all have our own race narrative about the first time we were called the "n-word" or treated poorly in a store or other public place.

    The Full Feed from

  • Charles, 27, interviewed in Emerging Adulthood, recalls being called the n-word while at sports camp as a kid, and as a teenager, he got pulled over for “Driving While Black.”

    Generation Me

  • The famed poet also quelled controversy after she expressed her disappointment in rapper Common using profanity, namely the n-word, and the b-word in reference to women, on his current album released in December, which features Angelou on the intro "The Dreamer."

    The Seattle Times

  • Someone just needs to tell Alan Greenspan to stop using the scary n-word.

    Matthew Yglesias » Eisinger and Salmon on Bank Nationalization

  • But within the more obscure reaches of cartographic bureaucracy, the n-word occasionally endures.

    Offensive Environment

  • A vestige of a long-ago past, the n-word—fully spelled out—still lingers in environmental conservation laws classifying bodies of water.

    Offensive Environment

  • While it can't rename local roads and water bodies, the agency is finally scrubbing the n-word from its regulations.

    Offensive Environment

  • The federal government began to strip the n-word from its topographic maps in the early 1960s.

    Offensive Environment

  • Despite the effort to purge the n-word from New York's official documents, the epithet showed up in a recent management plan report by the agency's division of lands and forests.

    Offensive Environment


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  • Nooo!

    August 15, 2008

  • Never mind.

    August 15, 2008

  • Move over s-word, I have unearthed the n-word! But what is it?

    August 15, 2008