African-American


African-American
African-Americans
N-COUNT
African-Americans are black people living in the United States who are descended from families that originally came from Africa.

Today African-Americans are 12 percent of the population.

ADJ
African-American is also an adjective.

...a group of African-American community leaders.


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  • African-American — n. 1. 1 an American whose ancestors were born in Africa, especially a United States citizen of African descent. Syn: Afro American, African, black, negro [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African-American — African A merican1 noun count ** someone from the U.S. who belongs to a race of people that has dark skin and whose family originally came from Africa African American ,African A merican 2 adjective 1. ) someone who is African American is from… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • African-American — [af′ri kənə mer′i kən] n. an AMERICAN (n. 1b) having ancestors from sub Saharan Africa; black American adj. of African Americans or their culture; black: Also written African American …   English World dictionary

  • African-American — adj. 1. of or pertaining to or characteristic of Americans of African ancestry or their history or culture Syn: Afro American [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African American — chiefly US ► NOUN ▪ an American of African origin. ► ADJECTIVE ▪ relating to African Americans …   English terms dictionary

  • African-American — isolated instances from at least 1863 (Afro American is attested in 1853, in freemen s publications in Canada), but the modern use is a re invention first attested 1969 (in reference to the African American Teachers Association) which became the… …   Etymology dictionary

  • African-American — I noun an American whose ancestors were born in Africa • Syn: ↑African American, ↑Afro American, ↑Black American • Derivationally related forms: ↑Afro American (for: ↑Afro Ameri …   Useful english dictionary

  • African American — noun an American whose ancestors were born in Africa • Syn: ↑African American, ↑Afro American, ↑Black American • Derivationally related forms: ↑Afro American (for: ↑Afro American), ↑Af …   Useful english dictionary