black-a-vised

adjective
\ ˈbla-kə-ˌvīst How to pronounce black-a-vised (audio) \

Definition of black-a-vised

dialectal : having a dark complexion

First Known Use of black-a-vised

1720, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for black-a-vised

black + French à vis as to face

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“Black-a-vised.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-a-vised. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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