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n-word (plural n-words)

  1. A word starting with n.
    1. (euphemistic) The word nigger or nigga or nigra.
    2. (euphemistic) The word Nazi.
      • 2009, Todd Wilbur, Top Secret Recipes Unlocked: All New Home Clones of America's Favorite Brand-Name Foods:
        After that episode aired a new rule was posted: "Do not mention the N Word (Nazi)!"
      • 2014, Ian Tinny & ‎Rex Curry, Rex Curry BFFs Analects, ISBN 1502368781:
        The preceding poem inspired the “Not Say Nazi” movement to stamp out widespread ignorance and to abolish the N-word and the F-word.
      • 2015, Koenraad Elst, Return of the Swastika: Hate and Hysteria versus Hindu Sanity, page 67:
        By dropping the N-word, you don't just stop the thinking processes in most of your audience; if you're not careful, you also stop your own mind from functioning. Most of these Nazi detectives conclude with their "revelation" that X has Nazi connections, and then expect the public to erupt in indignant outbursts of hate against X.
      • 2016, Olivia Cadaval,Sojin Kim, & Diana Baird N'Diaye, Curatorial Conversations:
        Americans realize that von Braun had been a member of the Nazi party and an officer in the SS and that the V-2 was constructed using forced labor from concentration camps who were worked to death (2012). NASA refused to budge from its position. Regrettably, CFCH retreated and removed the offending N word.
    3. (humorous) Any word beginning with n that is not normally taboo but is considered (often humorously) to be so in the given context.
    4. (linguistics) Negation words, such as not, nobody, and nothing.
  2. (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).

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  • (euphemism for nigger): n-bomb

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