Informal the word nigger: a euphemism
Used as a euphemism to refer to the offensive slur nigger, as when reporting its use in speech or writing.
- (euphemistic) The word nigger or nigga or nigra.
- (humorous) Any word beginning with n that is not normally taboo but is considered (often humorously) to be so in the given context.
- (linguistics) Negation words, such as not, nobody, and nothing.
- (linguistics) Danish/Swedish/Norwegian nouns of the common gender (their indefinite article being en), as opposed to t-words, nouns of the neuter gender (their indefinite article being et).