Found 2 items, similar to African-American.
English → English
adj : pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African
ancestry; “Afro-American culture”
; “many black people
preferred to be called African-American or
n : an American whose ancestors were born in Africa [syn: Afro-American
English → English
Hyphenated American \Hyphenated American\
An American who is referred to by a hyphenated term with the
first word indicating an origin in a foreign country, and the
second term being “American”
, as Irish-American
Used in reference to Americans of foreign birth or ancestry.
When used of Americans of European ancestry, it is often used
to refer to those who have a strong attachment to the
ancestral country or its culture. It implies that the
individual is imperfectly assimilated into American culture,
and is sometimes used derogatively.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
(n[=e]"gr[-o]), n.; pl. Negroes
(n[=e]"gr[=o]z). [Sp. or Pg. negro, fr. negro black, L.
niger; perh. akin to E. night.]
A black man; especially, one of a race of black or very dark
persons who inhabit the greater part of tropical Africa, and
are distinguished by crisped or curly hair, flat noses, and
thick protruding lips; also, any black person of unmixed
African blood, wherever found.
2. A person of dark skin color descended at least in part
from African negroes; in the United States, an
. [U.S. usage, sometimes considered
1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of
African ancestry or their history or culture
1. 1 an American whose ancestors were born in Africa,
especially a United States citizen of African descent.
Syn: Afro-American, African, black, negro
, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer
Of or pertaining to Africa.
, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the
, a plant found in Africa and
, a tropical American plant (Tagetes erecta
or African teak
, a timber furnished by
, used in ship building.
, see African-American