Origin of NegroidNegro + -oid
Origin of NegroidNegr(o) -oid
Usage Note: The word Negroid was coined as a racial categorization in the 1800s. Negroid, Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and other -oid words, once widely used in anthropology, are now rarely used scientifically. The general nonscientific use of these words is often considered offensive and should be avoided.
(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