from The Century Dictionary.
- Pertaining to or characteristic of a nigger.
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- adjective derogatory, offensive, ethnic slur Like or characteristic of a
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Now be it known, that Aunt Judy's piety was in no respect of the niggerish kind; when I say "colored," I mean one thing, respectfully; and when I say "niggerish," I mean another, disgustedly.
Auntie's piety was not of the niggerish kind, even Zoe, "The Octoroon," or any other woman or man in whose veins courses the blood of Ham four times diluted, knows that I mean it was not that glory-hallelujah variety of cunning or delusion, compounded of laziness and catalepsy, which is popular among the shouting, shirt-tearing sects of plantation darkies, who "git relijin" and fits twelve times a year.
I kept school in New York and New Jersey and had among my scholars from the unmitigated jet black down to the nicest dissolving hue; and I have found white men as niggerish as black men; and have seen white boys with retreating foreheads and projecting jaws, heads that if you knocked here (tapping his own forehead) all day -- as a writer says -- you would find nobody at home.
"I'd like ter give it ter you, if you won't be a thinkin 'it's free-niggerish of me."
Even in our own fantasies the idea of a black president was so ridiculous that Pryor knew we could imagine the man as niggerish enough to fist-fight a journalist who slagged his mother (instead of doing what he’d really do: call the Secret Service or the C.I.A. and have the man discredited, framed, and thrown in jail).