black-a-vised

black-a-vised

[blak-uh-vahyst, -vahyzd]
adjective
Also, black-a-viced [blak-uh-vahyst] .


Origin:
1750–60; Scots blackaviced, equivalent to black a vice (one) black of face (black + a3 + obsolete vice < Middle French vis; see visage) + -ed3

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