informal Used instead of or in reference to the word “nigger” because of its taboo nature: I can’t believe he used the N-word in front of her
More example sentences
- Professor Kennedy says that the N-word is just another word for ‘pal’ these days.
- The word rolled off my tongue like the N-word would.
- But then, what if that N-word is spoken by a hip-hop artist instead of a KKK member?