designating or of one of the major traditional geographic groupings of human beings, including the majority of the peoples of Africa, and peoples of Melanesia, New Guinea, etc. who are generally characterized by a dark skin, black, very curly hair, etc.: loosely called the black race
Origin of NegroidNegro + -oid
a member of the Negroid population
Of or being a human racial classification traditionally distinguished by physical characteristics such as brown to black skin and often tightly curled hair and including peoples indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa. No longer in scientific use.
Origin of NegroidNegr(o) + –oid.
(comparative more negroid, superlative most negroid)
- (ethnology) having negro features racially. Pertaining to the racial classification of humanity including people indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and their diaspora in other parts of the world.
- (ethnology) A person with negroid characteristics.
From negro +"Ž -oid