The systematic practice of discriminating against and segregating black people, especially as practiced in the American South from the end of Reconstruction to the mid-1900s.
Upholding or practicing discrimination against and segregation of black people.
Jim Crow laws; a Jim Crow town.
Reserved or set aside for a racial or ethnic group that is to be discriminated against.
Traditional, institutionalized discrimination against or segregation of blacks, esp. in the S U.S.
(military) A World War II code name for patrols along the British coastline to intercept enemy aircraft, originally intended to warn of invasion in 1940.
(engineering) A double-action planing tool invented by Joseph Whitworth, in which the blade ‘jumps’ to face the other way on the back-stroke.
(rail transport) A tool for bending railway rails, by holding the rail with two arms and pushing a screw into the other side.
Discriminatory against African Americans.
Segregated between African Americans and Caucasians.
A Jim Crow audience.
Origin of jim-crow
- From obsolete Jim Crow derogatory name for a black person ultimately from the title of a 19th-century minstrel song
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From the minstrel show song "Jump Jim Crow", written in 1828 by Thomas D. Rice, the originator of blackface performance.