black–and–tan

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adjective \-kən-ˈtan\

Definition of black–and–tan

  1. 1 :  having a predominantly black color pattern with deep red or rusty tan usually on the feet, breeching, and cheek patches, above the eyes, and inside the ears

  2. 2 :  favoring or practicing proportional representation of whites and blacks in politics

  3. 3 :  frequented by both blacks and whites a black–and–tan bar

1786

First Known Use of black–and–tan

1786

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