Black Panther


plural Black Panthers
: a member of a Black revolutionary organization that fought for racial equality and justice in the United States from 1966 to 1982

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Dave led theatrical distribution at Disney from 2011 to 2018, according to THR and Variety, helping to launch film franchises including Frozen, Black Panther, the Avengers series and more. Maria Pasquini, Peoplemag, 24 Apr. 2023 The track is featured in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and is one of two songs the singer contributed to the film. Selena Fragassi, SPIN, 12 Mar. 2023 Her single from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever song is up for Best Original Song, marking Rihanna’s first Oscar nomination. Althea Legaspi, Rolling Stone, 12 Mar. 2023 But many will want to see the Oscar go to Angela Bassett for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, particularly after two other Black actresses — Viola Davis (for The Woman King) and Danielle Deadwyler (for Till) — were passed over for Oscar nods for best actress. Paul Grein, Billboard, 9 Mar. 2023 Marvel's Black Panther, 7:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Music Hall, 1241 Elm St., Over-the-Rhine. Luann Gibbs, The Enquirer, 5 Mar. 2023 She's also appeared in Black Panther, and off-Broadway in School Girls; or the African Mean Girls and Hadestown. Town & Country, 4 Mar. 2023 While Stallone appears in this movie, it's directed by Black Panther's Ryan Coogler, who also co-wrote the script. Good Housekeeping, 16 Apr. 2023 The actress received her second career Oscar nomination for her performance in 2022's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, though Jamie Lee Curtis won Best Supporting Actress as Everything Everywhere All at Once dominated the ceremony. Tommy Mcardle, Peoplemag, 13 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1965, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Black Panther was in 1965

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“Black Panther.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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