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black and tan

noun

Definition of black and tan

  1. 1 :  a black-and-tan animal (as a dog)

  2. 2 chiefly British :  a drink consisting of a dark beer (as stout or porter) and ale or beer of a paler color

  3. 3 capitalized B&T [from the color of his uniform] :  a recruit enlisted in England in 1920–21 for service in the Royal Irish Constabulary against the armed movement for Irish independence

  4. 4 :  a member of a black-and-tan political organization (as in the southern United States) — compare lily-white



1870

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1870


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