black-on-black

adjective

Definition of black-on-black

: involving a Black person against another Black person black-on-black crime

First Known Use of black-on-black

1968, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about black-on-black

Time Traveler for black-on-black

Time Traveler

The first known use of black-on-black was in 1968

See more words from the same year

Statistics for black-on-black

Cite this Entry

“Black-on-black.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-on-black. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Name that Thing: Dog Breeds

Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
 AlphaBear 2

Spell words. Make bears.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!