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A person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa).  Synonyms: Black, Black person, Negro, Negroid.

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"Blackamoor" Quotes from Famous Books

... a descendant of 'Og, the King of Bashan. Sir Philip Sidney, with his last breath, reproached the soldier who brought him water, for wasting a casque full upon a dying man. A courtier, who saw Othello performed at the Globe Theatre, remarked, that the blackamoor was a brute, and not a man. 'Thou hast reason,' replied a great Lord, 'according to Plato his saying; for this be a two-legged animal with feathers.' The fatal habit became universal. The language was corrupted. The infection spread to the national conscience. ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. I, No. 1, Nov. 1857 • Various

Words linked to "Blackamoor" :   Uncle Tom, pickaninny, person, person of colour, colored, someone, colored person, ethnic slur, tom, picaninny, nigra, darky, Negress, Black woman, Black man, somebody, darkie, piccaninny, coon, nigga, archaism, person of color, soul, nigger, mortal, individual, darkey, Negroid race, Black race, Negro race, spade, Africa, jigaboo

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