Definition of Black and Tans in English:

Black and Tans

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An armed force recruited by the British government to fight Sinn Fein in Ireland in 1920-1. Their harsh methods caused an outcry in Britain and America.

Origin

so named because of the mixture of military khaki and black constabulary colours of their uniform.

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