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blackamoor

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blackamoor a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blackamoor A negro or negress.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blackamoor A negro; a black man or woman.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Blackamoor a black Moor: a negro
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Black, + Moor,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. blac, blæc, black.

Usage

In literature:

They only want to have their will of you, just like the blackamoors.
"The Carbonels" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Take me away out of the power of these blackamoors!
"Ben Burton" by W. H. G. Kingston
I'll ask him, and assure him that the blackamoor is not to be trusted.
"Hurricane Hurry" by W.H.G. Kingston
You may depend on it, none of the little blackamoors ever played tricks with him.
"Marmaduke Merry" by William H. G. Kingston
Was he a blackamoor?
"The Angel of Terror" by Edgar Wallace
Doubtless you will hang us all by aid of that blackamoor gallant of yours?
"Balthasar" by Anatole France
The other blackamoors grinned, and without ceremony took him by the shoulder to lead him off.
"The Three Midshipmen" by W.H.G. Kingston
So come on, blackamoor, I'm wid ye.
"Rídan The Devil And Other Stories" by Louis Becke
But it is mere waste of soap to attempt to wash a blackamoor white.
"Faustus his Life, Death, and Doom" by Friedrich Maximilian von Klinger
Whatever made you fancy I should let to a blackamoor?
"The Brass Bottle" by F. Anstey
Then the King's blackamoor, who heard these words, arose and stood before his master.
"Legends & Romances of Brittany" by Lewis Spence
Now, monkeys like you," he went on, looking into Nod's face, "if I make no mistake, the blackamoors calls 'Pongoes.
"The Three Mulla-mulgars" by Walter De La Mare
So when a Blackamoor came along on a gray mule, Gud made a bargain and exchanged the great chariot for the mule.
"The Book of Gud" by Dan Spain
WE ARE ENCOMPASSED WITH BLACKAMOORS, TO OUR GREAT PERIL.
"The Admirable Lady Biddy Fane" by Frank Barrett
He looks like a blackamoor!
"The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman" by Eugène Sue
Ah, there be blackamoors aboard of her!
"The Golden Galleon" by Robert Leighton
Two or three men, looking like blackamoors, were standing about.
"Trevlyn Hold" by Mrs. Henry Wood
Those blackamoors have fled helter-skelter at the first signs of the eruption.
"The Island of Gold" by Gordon Stables
And old crests have demi-Saracens and falchion men, coal-miners, monks and blackamoors.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 3" by Various
She could not understand a man caring for such a colour; a blackamoor would serve as well!
"The Heart of Princess Osra" by Anthony Hope
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In poetry:

Ah! the poor little blackamoor, see there he goes,
And the blood gushes out from his half frozen toes,
And his legs are so thin you may see the very bones,
As he goes shiver, shiver, on the sharp cutting stones.
"The Little Negro" by Ann Taylor

In news:

Azealia Banks took to Twitter this weekend to denounce Dolce and Gabbana's controversial new line, which debuted at Milan Fashion Week last month and used offensive Blackamoor images.
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