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black velvet

a cocktail made with stout and champagne.
Origin of black velvet
1925-30 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • And, like that same blessed little fellow in black velvet that I take my hat off to, with lashings of time for thinking.

    The Wild Geese Stanley John Weyman
  • He wore a black velvet skull-cap, and looked usurious and rich.

    The Uncommercial Traveller Charles Dickens
  • A 22 large Book of Common Prayer stood open against an oaken rest on a table; a cushion of black velvet was beneath it.

    A Rose of a Hundred Leaves Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr
  • It was hideous, cabbage-green, with black velvet put on in a Grecian pattern.

    My Double Life Sarah Bernhardt
  • The Rich Man began right away to untie the black velvet ribbon on his leg, and go home!

    Fairy Prince and Other Stories Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  • He snatched a black velvet jacket from the table and put it on.

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • I had last seen her at a formal dinner where she was rather formidably done out in black velvet and diamonds.

    Ruggles of Red Gap Harry Leon Wilson
  • And the black velvet coat, what had Margaret to say to that?

    Three Margarets Laura E. Richards
British Dictionary definitions for black velvet

black velvet

a mixture of stout and champagne in equal proportions
(Austral, slang) Aboriginal women as sexual partners
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