Complete Definition of "African-American"

English

Alternative spellings
African American

Adjective
en-adj|pos=African-American

  1. of a person American and black.
  2. nonstandard|of a person Black.
  3. Of or pertaining to the culture of African American people.

Usage notes
This term is somewhat formal, and frequently seen as a politically correct alternative to term|black.
Aside from term|black and term|person of color|of color, most other synonyms are dated, and likely to be considered offensive.

Translations
trans-top|American and black
German: t|de|afroamerikanisch
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Synonyms
sense|black black, person of color|of color i|attributive only, Negro i|dated, colored i|dated, Afro-American i|dated

Noun
wikipedia
en-noun|sg=African-American

  1. A black American.
  2. nonstandard Any black person.

Usage notes
This term is somewhat formal, and frequently seen as a politically correct alternative to term||black person.
Aside from term||black person and term|person of color, most other synonyms are dated, and likely to be considered offensive.

Translations
trans-top|A black American
German: t|de|Afroamerikaner m, t|de|Afroamerikanerin f
trans-mid
trans-bottom

Synonyms
sense|black person black person, person of color, Negro i|dated, colored i|dated, Afro-American i|dated, nigger i|highly offensive, darky i|highly offensive|archaic

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