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Black Panther

noun
1.
a member of a militant black American organization (Black Panther party) active in the 1960s and early 1970s, formed to work for the advancement of the rights of blacks, often by radical means.
Also called Panther.
Origin of Black Panther
1960-1965
1960-65, Americanism
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  • This, as we have already suggested, is probably the reason why the Black Panther is so scarce.

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  • "My brothers, you heard the words of Black Panther," he said.

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  • He told himself that no task was too great for the son of Black Panther.

    Running Fox Elmer Russell Gregor
  • A Black Panther, meanwhile, was seen prowling about the bungalow.

    The Wolves of God Algernon Blackwood
  • "Worse and worse," said the Black Panther, as the boy rose spluttering.

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British Dictionary definitions for Black Panther

Black Panther

noun
1.
(in the US) a member of a militant Black political party founded in 1965 to end the political dominance of White people
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Word Origin and History for Black Panther

1965, the movement an outgrowth of Student Nonviolent Co-ordinating Committee.

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