- Jim Crow "black person," 1838, American English, originally the name of a black minstrel character in a popular song-and-dance act by T.D. Rice (1808-1860) that debuted 1828 and attained national popularity by 1832:Wheel about, an' turn about, an' do jis so;Eb'ry time I wheel about, I jump Jim Crow.Where and how Rice got it, or wrote it, is a mystery. Even before that, CROW (Cf. crow) (n.) had been a derogatory term for a black man. Association with segregation dates from 1842, in reference to a railroad car for blacks. Modern use as a type of racial discrimination is from 1943. In mid-19c., Jim Crow also could be a reference to someone's change of (political) principles (from the "jump" in the song).
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Jim-Crow — /jim kroh /, adj. 1. favoring or supporting Jim Crow. 2. for blacks only: a Jim Crow school. Also, jim crow. * * * … Universalium
Jim-Crow — /jim kroh /, adj. 1. favoring or supporting Jim Crow. 2. for blacks only: a Jim Crow school. Also, jim crow … Useful english dictionary
Jim Crow — n. 1. A negro; said to be so called from a popular negro dance song, the refrain of which is Wheel about and turn about and jump Jim Crow, produced in 1835 by Thomas D. Rice (1808 1860), a famous negro minstrel; considered disparaging and… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Jim Crow — ☆ Jim Crow n. [name of an early black minstrel song] [also j c ] Informal traditional discrimination against or segregation of blacks, esp. in the U.S. Jim Crow vt., adj. Jim Crowism n … English World dictionary
Jim-crow — a. For negroes only; set aside for used of negroes as a policy of racial discrimination. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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