Negroid vs Spook - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between negroid and spook
is that negroid
is while spook
is a spirit returning to haunt a place.
As a verb spook is
to scare or frighten.
(ethnology) having negro features racially. Pertaining to the racial classification of humanity including people indigenous to sub-Saharan Africa and their diaspora in other parts of the world.
* 1918 , (Edgar Rice Burroughs), Chapter VIII
- They were human and yet not human. I should say that they were a little higher in the scale of evolution than Ahm, possibly occupying a place of evolution between that of the Neanderthal man and what is known as the Grimaldi race. Their features were distinctly negroid , though their skins were white. A considerable portion of both torso and limbs were covered with short hair, and their physical proportions were in many aspects apelike, though not so much so as were Ahm's. They carried themselves in a more erect position, although their arms were considerably longer than those of the Neanderthal man. As I watched them, I saw that they possessed a language, that they had knowledge of fire and that they carried besides the wooden club of Ahm, a thing which resembled a crude stone hatchet. Evidently they were very low in the scale of humanity, but they were a step upward from those I had previously seen in Caspak.
(ethnology) A person with negroid characteristics, particularly coiled hair and very high melanin content giving them dark brown skin
A spirit returning to haunt a place.
A ghost or an apparition.
- The visit to the old cemetery brought scary visions of spooks and ghosts.
(espionage) A spy.
* 2009 , "Spies like them", BBC News Magazine (online), 24 July 2009:
- The building was haunted by a couple of spooks .
* 2012 , The Economist, Oct 13th 2012,
- From Ian Fleming to John Le Carre - authors have long been fascinated by the world of espionage. But, asks the BBC’s Gordon Corera, what do real life spooks make of fictional spies?
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A scare or fright.
- The congressional study frets that Huawei’s and ZTE’s products could be used as Trojan horses by Chinese spooks .
(dated, pejorative) A black person.
- The big spider gave me a spook .
* See also
To scare or frighten.
To startle or frighten an animal
- The movement in the bushes spooked the deer and they ran.
* spook out