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)
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Dark-skin blacks have been vilified by other blacks for their dark skin with names such as buckwheat, jigaboo, darkie, blackie, tar baby, burnt, baboon, and skillet blonde.
This tragedy of American racism is not simply that Doug (who is white] calls her children jigaboo and later, while beating them, the "n" word.
His play touches all the requisite points about the innate racism in people of all cultures and colors, and brings some loopy wit to its observation of liberal condescension and hypocrisy: Explaining the inspiration for her costume, Vivian says she devised it, "to show lust how madly I agreed with them about the absurdity of our ridiculous old American jigaboo bugaboo.
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 .
Jigaboo women, on the other hand, are natural women with natural hair; the film focuses on them primarily as objects of ridicule, humor and negation.
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.
Tweedy said: "I have never in my life heard the words chickaboo, jigaboo or jigaloo or whatever silly words they have made up.