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Black and Tan

Usually, Black and Tans. an armed force of about 6000 soldiers sent by the British government to Ireland in June, 1920, to suppress revolutionary activity: so called from the colors of their uniform.
a member of this force.
(lowercase) a drink made of equal parts of ale and stout or porter.
(lowercase) a black-and-tan dog.
1880-85 for def 4 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for black tan

black and tan

a mixture of stout or porter and ale
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Slang definitions & phrases for black tan

black and tan

adjective phrase

Occupied or patronized by both blacks and whites; interracial; salt and pepper: My place was black and tan, for colored and white alike

[1920s+; perhaps fr the same phrase used to describe an 1860s faction of Southern Republicans who proposed proportional representation for black and white voters]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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