Definition of Negress in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈniːɡrɛs/


dated or offensive
A woman or girl of black African origin. See Negro (usage).
Example sentences
  • She too looks like what we expect - like a rather severe-looking Negress, somewhere between 20 and 65, with magnificently high cheekbones, perfect skin, Badu headwrap, flaring nostrils and lips curled into a full, sensuous frown.
  • She had her hair longer and straighter than any Negress I'd come across, but it was still untamed and frizzy cross her forehead so it gave her a blurry halo when she looked straight at you.
  • Not wanting to deny any inherent characteristic, I now acknowledge the fact that I am in fact an indigent racist Negress.


Late 18th century: from French négresse, feminine of nègre 'negro'.

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