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Negress

[nee-gris] /ˈni grɪs/
noun, Older Use: Usually Offensive.
1.
a term used to refer to a black woman or girl.
Origin
1780-1790
1780-90; < French négresse. See Negro, -ess
Usage note
See -ess.
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British Dictionary definitions for Negress

Negress

/ˈniːɡrɪs/
noun
1.
a female Black person
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Word Origin and History for Negress

negress

n.

1750, from French négresse, fem. of nègre "negro," which came to French via Spanish or Portuguese (see Negro).

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