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
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
ethnic slur - a slur on someone's race or language
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He once called a CNN reporter, who is black, a "jigaboo." He went on to make comments like: "Let me tell you why blacks sell drugs and involve themselves in criminal behavior instead of a more socially acceptable lifestyle - because they're uneducated, they're lazy, and they're morally bankrupt."
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.
To achieve such alabaster, lead-laced powders drilled merrily into each cheek's circumference, while the gaily upholstered Child of the Night (aka Jigaboo) went free of ointments, pastes and paint; kept her dark bloom and smiled as she curtsied, flashed her scalding eye.
Or jigaboo. Or any number of names we have for little colored children--shine, smoke, snowball, dinge, dust, inky, eggplant, and chocolate moonpie.
He shudders as he recalls a white mob chanting at two black students at the University of Georgia in the 1950s: 'Two, four, six, eight, We don't want to integrate; Eight, six, four, two, We don't want no jigaboo'.
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".
It had been claimed Tweedy had called Mrs Amogbokpa a "jigaboo" but the singer said: "It is a load of rubbish.
Tweedy also insisted that she had not used any racist abuse and said she did not even know what the term 'jigaboo' -a word she had allegedly used -was supposed to mean.
When asked about the alleged "jigaboo" remark Tweedy told police: "It is a load of rubbish.
Get that jigaboo up here and I will sort her out.''
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 ...).