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.
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If massa was sick, house n*gger would come 'round and say, “Massa we sick, ain't we?

Submitted on July 10, 2018

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