African American


African American
.African A'merican
n
an American with dark skin, whose family originally came from the part of Africa south of the Sahara Desert

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • African American — African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa.cite web |url=http://www.census.gov/prod/2001pubs/c2kbr01 5.pdf |first=Jesse |last=McKinnon… …   Wikipedia

  • African-American — African Af ri*can, a. [L. Africus, Africanus, fr. Afer African.] Of or pertaining to Africa. [1913 Webster] {African hemp}, a fiber prepared from the leaves of the {Sanseviera Guineensis}, a plant found in Africa and India. {African marigold}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African-American — n. 1. 1 an American whose ancestors were born in Africa, especially a United States citizen of African descent. Syn: Afro American, African, black, negro [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African-American — adj. 1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry or their history or culture Syn: Afro American [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African-American — 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}, {Italian American}, {African… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African American — n a US name for black Americans descended from Africans, especially those descended from American slaves. The name has become more popular and politically correct (= avoiding language that may offend a particular group) than ‘black’. About 12% of …   Universalium

  • African-American — Negro Ne gro (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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African-American — noun Date: 1855 Afro American • African American adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • African-American — /af ri keuhn euh mer i keuhn/, n. 1. a black American of African descent. adj. 2. of or pertaining to African Americans. Also, Afro American. [1860 65, Amer.] Usage. See black. * * * …   Universalium

  • African-American — 1. adjective a) American and black. b) Black. Syn: black, of co, [[Negro, colored, Afro American 2. noun a) A black …   Wiktionary

  • African American culture — in the United States refers to the cultural contributions of African ethnic groups to the culture of the United States, either as part of or distinct from American culture. The distinct identity of African American culture is rooted in the… …   Wikipedia


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