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[nig] /nɪg/
verb (used with object), nigged, nigging. Masonry.
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nig

n.

c.1300, "niggardly person" (see niggard). As an abbreviated form of nigger, attested by c.1832, American English.

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nig

noun

A black person (1932+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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NIG

National Institute of Genetics
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