jigaboo


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jig·a·boo

 (jĭg′ə-bo͞o′)
n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a black person.

[Origin unknown.]

jigaboo

(ˈdʒɪɡəˌbuː)
n
a Black person
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jigaboo - (ethnic slur) extremely offensive name for a Black person; "only a Black can call another Black a nigga"
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
Black person, blackamoor, Negro, Negroid, Black - a person with dark skin who comes from Africa (or whose ancestors came from Africa)
References in periodicals archive ?
IB TIMES: Archie Bunker used many racial and other types of epithets, like coon, spade, spook, jigaboo, jungle bunny, spic, fag, queer, Hebe, Mick, Polack, chink, Ay-rab, Jap, etc.
As well as that, there is the British couple in the next-door room who claim to have heard screams as one footballer is said to have called one of the black girls Betty Boo - the racist jibe for jigaboo, a term that's racist in itself - and another reportedly shouted to the girls to "Get back into bed".
The local motivations for starting these debates about the dangers stemming from 'drunken Aborigines', are knee-jerk economic and political responses which might be characterised as jigaboo voodoo: Shire Council members engage in the rhetoric to increase their chances of being reelected ('boongbashing is a good campaign standby .