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Definition of "blackamoor" [black•a•moor]

  • Offensive A dark-skinned person, especially a person from northern Africa. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "blackamoor" in a sentence
  • "Seeing this the villain blackamoor feared for himself; so he killed Abrizah and fled for his life."
  • "But what if the blackamoor is a prophetic symbol and there really is a missing text to the third secret?"
  • "A courtier, who saw Othello performed at the Globe Theatre, remarked, that the blackamoor was a brute, and not a man."