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African dominoes

plural noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
dice, especially as used in the game of craps.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25, Americanism
Usage note
This term refers to the supposed popularity of craps and other dice games among black people.
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African dominoes

noun phrase
  1. Dice
  2. The game of craps; African Golf

[fr the racist presumption that craps is a specialty and special weakness of blacks]


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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