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(slang, derogatory) a white youth who adopts black youth culture by adopting its speech, wearing its clothes, and listening to its music
Word Origin
C20: from a blend of white + nigger
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Examples from the Web for wigger
Historical Examples
  • Regarded as a bibelot, Mrs. wigger was, I think, of the first perfection.

    Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
  • Perhaps it is a great assumption of talent to attempt to describe Mr. wigger's hair.

    Peeps at People Robert Cortes Holliday
  • Mr. Fife has a "furnished room" somewhere around on the next street, and only takes his meals at Mrs. wigger's.

    Peeps at People Robert Cortes Holliday
  • But as this human life sits here at Mrs. wigger's board a clerk is here, with his past and his future.

    Peeps at People Robert Cortes Holliday
  • In the northern part the wigger, the Suhr and the Wynen streams flow through shallow valleys, separated by low hills.

Slang definitions & phrases for wigger



Excellent; wonderful; great, neat: a real wig rock trio (1960s+ Teenagers)


  1. One's head; one's mind (1930s+ Jive talk)
  2. A cool jazz musician (1950s+ Jazz musicians)


  1. To talk, esp casually and freely; rap: We stood around wigging (1930s+ Jive talk)
  2. To annoy someone; bug: She ordered me to stop wigging her (1930s+ Jive talk)
  3. To play cool or progressive jazz (1950s+ Jazz musicians)
  4. To behave more or less hysterically; flip, freak out, wig out: I realized my goddamn father wasn't there, again, and I wigged (1950s+ Cool talk)
  5. To be happy and in harmony; dig (1950s+ Cool talk)

Related Terms

blow one's top, flip one's lid

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