: having a brown skin tone : having dark pigmentation of the skin
Uncle Shelton was a thin, dark-skinned black man with a sharp conk and a soft-spoken voice.Drew T. Brown III
The dark-skinned Aboriginals, thought to have migrated from mainland Southeast Asia 40,000 years ago, numbered 300,000 when the first British settlers arrived.Seymour Topping

Examples of dark-skinned in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web That dark-skinned Cruzan boy came to the mean streets of Brooklyn and made a good life! Elizabeth Ayoola, Essence, 30 Apr. 2024 But then there's this dark-skinned girl with this health condition coming from the hood of New Haven, just trying to be as friendly as possible and fit in. Julia Craven, SELF, 29 Mar. 2024 So, women who were dark-skinned, women whose hair was not blonde and straight, women who were fat? Lisa Deaderick, San Diego Union-Tribune, 25 Feb. 2024 According to another study by the Pew Research Center, 4 in 10 dark-skinned Latinos in the United States have reported experiencing discrimination from another Latino. Paula Soria, The Arizona Republic, 18 Feb. 2024 Many of them are dark-skinned and have lived less privileged lives. Maya Richard-Craven, Forbes, 13 Feb. 2024 He is described as a dark-skinned man, 5’8, 106 lbs., black hair, brown eyes with a mustache and goatee. Frederick Melo, Twin Cities, 8 Feb. 2024 Hispanics and Asians share epidemiological features with both dark-skinned people and Caucasians, and therefore should take steps to limit UV damage. Keyvan Nouri, M.d., Jessica Cervantes and John Tsatalis, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 This book underscores this through a low-stress lesson on diversity as seen on the streets of London with a visibly dark-skinned Latina main character. Dorian Smith-Garcia, Parents, 25 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1750, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of dark-skinned was in 1750

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“Dark-skinned.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dark-skinned. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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