nigger

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Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: nĭg'ə(r)
  • IPA: /ˈnɪɡə(ɹ)/
  • SAMPA: /"nIg@(r)/
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Other spellings[change]

Noun[change]

Singular
nigger

Plural
niggers

  1. (slang) (vulgar) A very offensive and insulting name for a black person, sometimes used between black people themselves. It is more upsetting when used by people of other races (people who are not black).
    Hey, nigger, what's up? (friendly if speaker is black)
    Go back to Africa, nigger! (offensive)
  2. (slang); (often offensive) A black person who acts badly.
    I love black people, but I hate niggers.Chris Rock