nigga means: This word has been a source of racial controversy for the past few decades, and continues to cause it today. Although it is a derogatory term that refers to African Amercans as “nigger”, the term has a totally different meaning. Two definitions of the contemporary meaning of “nigga” exist. The first can be translated as friend, brother or other similar meanings. It is most commonly used to greet, like “Yo wassup nigga”, which is a greeting. In this instance the word nigga refers to a friend. However, insulting nigga is also possible. When one feels angry or frustrated, statements such as “Fcky bitch ass nigga”, and “That nigga took my iPod” can be used. It all comes down to the mood. Good moods and nigga mean friend and bad moods and nigga is enemy. Although nigga is most often used by African Americans it can also be used by people of other races. However, some African Americans feel awkward with Caucasians using the term. Today, the only way a white man can say “wassup-nigga” is to make it sound cool. Verbal arguments may ensue otherwise. This word should not be confused with “nigger”, which actually means an african-sized piece of sht. That word is not friendly. People who use the term nigger are those who make fun of it, such as Dave Chappelle and racists who really need to be shot. (in Community Dictionary, added by Suaveolent)

What else does nigga mean?

  • A term of affection that is used to refer to black men. Sometimes, the word “er” can be taken offending until it is properly pronounced. (in Community Dictionary, added by Jaelyn Small)
  • The term Nigga comes from “nigger”, a derogatory term used by slave masters to mock the mental abilities of black slaves. Tupac also said that Tupac made the distinction with some dishonesty. NIGGER- A black man wearing a slave chain around his neck. NIGGA- A black man wearing a gold necklace around his neck. It is the TRUTH and not FACT of the matter that matters: “Nigger” is a black man wearing an iron chain around the neck, symbolizing ‘physical slavery’. “Nigga” is a black man who wears gold chains weighing a million dollars on his neck and lives in the streets. It symbolizes mental slavery. (in Community Dictionary, added by Andres Downs)
  • The word formed from “nigger”, a derogatorative term. It is commonly used by many to refer to “homie”, the “bro”, the “friend”, and “dawg” among others. This word is most commonly used in the African-American culture. It is even used by black people. It is widely used in many cultures and races. (in Community Dictionary, added by Alba Velasco)
  • A slang term that means friend, homie, or buddy. It is used mostly by African Americans but has been extended to other races. (in Community Dictionary, added by Maddison Pope)
  • One black man can become anothor, which is to say: homie..etc. (in Community Dictionary, added by Eugene Harding)