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Brillo

[bril-oh] /ˈbrɪl oʊ/
1.
Trademark. a brand of scouring pad of fine, intermeshed steel wool impregnated with cleanser.
adjective
2.
(lowercase) resembling a Brillo pad, as in wiriness:
a brillo mop of hair.
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Brillo

noun

A black person: a black woman admitted that white teenagers called her ''Brillopad'' while she was standing at a bus stop

[1980s+; fr Brillo2, a brand of scouring pad with tight wiry fibers resembling tight curly hair]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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