minstrel minstrel  /ˈmɪn strəl/


  1. (n) a singer of folk songs
  2. (n) a performer in a minstrel show
  3. (v) celebrate by singing, in the style of minstrels


  1. John Lomax' protg was a murderer, but he was also a natural-born minstrel.
  2. The minstrel shows that Neil O'Brien remembers had a lyrically warm, intimate, unregimented spirit that was missing at the Music Hall.
  3. Among Negro intellectuals, the Zulus and all their doings are considered offensive vestiges of the minstrel-show, Sambo-type Negro.


  • Letters to the editor

    Posted: Thursday, June 11, 1998 12:00 am | Updated: 5:20 pm, Fri Dec 16, 2011. Keep citizens informed of actionsIn my May issue of "The Minstrel Politic," I cast a questioning light on the Economic Development Corporation in Grand Island.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Grand Island Independent

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  1. "He was a freak - he looked like a character from Shrek - he was black to white minstrel," Everett told the Mirror. "Jackson was crucified by the court case when he was accused of child molestation - that killed him. He personified the pain...
    on Jul 23, 2009 By: Rupert Everett Source: Examiner.com

  2. "I'm really sensitive about what I call Southern minstrel movies," Nelson said. "The accents in this film are incredibly accurate to the Southwest. There are also no Confederate flags, and we have real restraint with funny bumper stickers and...
    on Nov 22, 2008 By: Tim Blake Nelson Source: Shreveport Times

  3. Focusing on the dialect, author Richard Wright complained the novel was a "minstrel-show turn that makes the white folks laugh."
    on Mar 29, 2008 By: Richard Wright Source: Tampabay.com

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