jigaboo
a) black person
b) Any dark-skinned person (frequently Arab, Middle Eastern)

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  • jigaboo — jig a*boo n. A negro, especially an African American; an offensive term usually intended as an ethnic slur. [vulgar and offensive] Syn: nigger, spade, coon, nigra. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jigaboo — (n.) insulting name for a black person, 1909, perhaps from JIG (Cf. jig) (q.v.), which had been applied insultingly to persons since late 18c., and ending from BUGABOO (Cf. bugaboo) …   Etymology dictionary

  • jigaboo — n American a black person. This was originally a rac ist epithet used by whites since the early years of the 20th century and later adopted in a gesture of defiance, like nig ger, by blacks to refer to themselves. The black American author and… …   Contemporary slang

  • jigaboo — /jig euh booh /, n., pl. jigaboos. Slang (disparaging and offensive). a black person. [1905 10, Amer.; perh. b. jijiboo (with same sense, orig. uncert.) or JIG4 and BUGABOO] * * * …   Universalium

  • jigaboo — n. (Slang) black person, nigger, coon (extremely offensive disparaging term) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • jigaboo — [ dʒɪgəbu:] noun N. Amer. informal, offensive a black person. Origin early 20th cent.: related to sl. jig (in the same sense); cf. the pair bug, bugaboo …   English new terms dictionary

  • jigaboo — jig·a·boo …   English syllables

  • jigaboo — noun (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person only a Black can call another Black a nigga • Syn: ↑nigger, ↑nigga, ↑spade, ↑coon, ↑nigra • Usage Domain: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of ethnic slurs by ethnicity — This list of ethnic slurs by ethnicity compiles ethnic slurs that are, or have been, used in the English language. For the purposes of this list, ethnicity can be defined by either race, nationality or ethnicity. Contents 1 Broader ethnic… …   Wikipedia

  • List of ethnic slurs — The following is a list of ethnic slurs (ethnophaulisms) that are, or have been, used as insinuations or allegations about members of a given ethnicity or to refer to them in a derogatory (critical or disrespectful), pejorative (disapproving or… …   Wikipedia

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