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Jim Crow

or jim crow  (jĭm′ krō′)
n.
The systematic practice of discriminating against and segregating black people, especially as practiced in the American South from the end of Reconstruction to the mid-1900s.
adj.
1. Upholding or practicing discrimination against and segregation of black people: Jim Crow laws; a Jim Crow town.
2. Reserved or set aside for a racial or ethnic group that is to be discriminated against: "I told them I wouldn't take a Jim Crow job" (Ralph Bunche).

[From obsolete Jim Crow, derogatory name for a black person, ultimately from the title of a 19th-century minstrel song.]

Jim′-Crow′ism (-krō′ĭz′əm) n.

jim crow

(ˈdʒɪm ˈkrəʊ)
n (often capitals)
1. (Sociology)
a. the policy or practice of segregating Black people
b. (as modifier): jim-crow laws.
2. (Sociology)
a. a derogatory term for a Black person
b. (as modifier): a jim-crow saloon.
3. (Tools) an implement for bending iron bars or rails
4. (Tools) a crowbar fitted with a claw
[C19: from Jim Crow, name of song used as the basis of an act by Thomas Rice (1808–60), American entertainer]
ˈjim-ˈcrowism n

Jim′ Crow′

(dʒɪm)
n.
(sometimes l.c.) a practice or policy of segregating or discriminating against blacks.
Also called Jim′ Crow′ism, jim′ crow′ism.
[1920–25; so called from the name of a song sung by Thomas Rice (1808–60) in a minstrel show]
Jim′-Crow′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jim Crow - barrier preventing blacks from participating in various activities with whites
ideological barrier - a barrier to cooperation or interaction resulting from conflicting ideologies
2.jim crow - a crowbar fitted with a claw for pulling nails
crowbar, pry, pry bar, wrecking bar - a heavy iron lever with one end forged into a wedge
Translations

Jim Crow

n (very offensive) (= black person)Nigger (very offensive), → Schwarze(r) m; (= discrimination)Rassendiskriminierung f attr law, policy(gegen Schwarze) diskriminierend; saloon etcfür Schwarze
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Rice is soon making a name for himself in blackface, where before long he hears of the remarkable dancing of the son Brown bestows upon Jim Crow, Jim Too.