What is another word for blackamoor?
[ blˈakɐmˌɔː], [ blˈakɐmˌɔː], [ b_l_ˈa_k_ɐ_m_ˌɔː]
Similar words: blackamoor figurine, blackamoor jewelry, blackamoor lamps
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Synonyms for Blackamoor:
n.• black (noun)
Other synonyms:• Negro
- turkey cock,
- common raccoon,
- tom turkey,
How to use "Blackamoor" in context?
There is little good information about blackamoors beyond what can be gleaned from old texts, songs, and paintings. Few people know about these people, for they have been pushed to the margins of society. They have been the subject of myths and legends, the stuff of folktales and horror stories.
Blackamoors were slave laborers brought to the British colonies in the Caribbean during the 16th and 17th centuries. These men and women were taken from West Africa as young boys or girls, usually as part of a slave trade. They were treated little better than animals, forced to toil in the sun and the rain.
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