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Negroid   /nˈigrɔɪd/   Listen

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

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"Negroid" Quotes from Famous Books

... man's eyes brightened when he was asked to give the story of his life. His speech showed but little dialect, except when he was carried away by interest and emotion, and his enunciation was remarkably free from Negroid accent. ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves - Georgia Narratives, Part 4 • Works Projects Administration

... back end of south-west Somaliland and the east, that is to say, the west, bank of Lake P'schu. It thus forms an enclave between the Dog Men of Darfur and the Negritos of T'chk. The inhabitants of Kowfat are a coloured race three quarters negroid and more than three ...
— My Discovery of England • Stephen Leacock

... stamp are capable of attracting cultured white wives, the fusing process, beginning at the top with types like these, should be far less unwelcome than that which starts with the dregs of both races. But the negroid hair and complexion being, in Mendelian language, "dominant," these black traits are not easy to eliminate from the hybrid posterity; and in view of all the unpleasantness, both immediate and contingent, that attends the blending of colours, only heroic souls on either side ...
— The Melting-Pot • Israel Zangwill

... beyond ethnology. He was, perhaps, more negroid than anything else, though his hair was curly rather than frizzy, and his nose had a bridge. Moreover, his skin was brown rather than black, and the whites of his eyes were yellow. His broad cheekbones and narrow chin gave his face something of the viperine V. His head, too, was ...
— The Door in the Wall And Other Stories • H. G. Wells

... of Sakkhara well in advance of us. Each camel looked like a house-moving. On top of the kitchen-camel's load was perched the chef, a singularly withered old gentleman with black and blue complexion, clad in a vague, flying blanket. (Has been Turkish-coffee man in Paris hotels.) Many other negroid persons in white with large turbans; a few cafe au lait Arabs; these all counted beforehand by Slaney, for me, and identified as assistant-cooks, waiters, bed-makers, and camel-men, enough apparently to stock a village. But we had one surprise at the moment of starting in the form of a ...
— It Happened in Egypt • C. N. Williamson & A. M. Williamson

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

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