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African American

noun
1.
a black American of African descent.
adjective
2.
of or relating to African Americans.
Also, African-American, Afro-American.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism
Usage note
See black.
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  • Hundreds of white women moved south many to teach newly freed africanamerican children.
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