house nigger

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A black slave that worked as a domestic as opposed to manual laborer.

Etymology:

  • By analogy with slaves that worked predominantly indoors during US slavery who were trained with more skills than basic field hands or plantation niggers.

If massa was sick, house nigger would come 'round and say, “Massa we sick, ain't we?

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