black-and-tan

adjective \ -kən-ˈtan \

Definition of black-and-tan

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 :favoring or practicing proportional representation of whites and blacks in politics
3 :frequented by both blacks and whites
  • a black-and-tan bar

First Known Use of black-and-tan

1786


black and tan

noun

Definition of black and tan

1 :a black-and-tan animal (such as a dog)
2 chiefly British :a drink consisting of a dark beer (such as stout or porter) and ale or beer of a paler color
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 :a member of a black-and-tan political organization (as in the southern U.S.) — compare lily-white

First Known Use of black and tan

1840


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