black beauty

noun

slang
: a black tablet or capsule of amphetamine taken as a stimulant
In high school, we just smoked reefer and took acid and black beauties—some kind of speed pill.William Finnegan, New Yorker, 10 Sept. 1990

Word History

First Known Use

1966, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black beauty was in 1966

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“Black beauty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black%20beauty. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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