negroid


negroid

adjective

  1. Anthropology. (no longer in technical use) of, relating to, or characteristic of the peoples traditionally classified as the Negro race, especially those who originate in sub-Saharan Africa.

noun

  1. Older Use: Usually Offensive. a member of such peoples.

adjective

  1. denoting, relating to, or belonging to a darker-compexioned supposed racial group of mankind. This group includes the indigenous peoples of Africa south of the Sahara, their descendants elsewhere, and some Melanesian peoples

noun

  1. a member of this racial group

adj.1844, a hybrid, from Negro and Greek suffix -oeides “like, resembling” (see -oid). As a noun from 1859.

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