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black and tan

Syllabification: black and tan

Definition of black and tan in English:

noun

1A terrier of a breed with a black back and tan markings on face, flanks, and legs.
Example sentences
  • BoJack was the spit of his daddy, who was a black and tan, and like his daddy, accepted the run of the place as his due.
2A drink composed of stout (or porter) and ale.
Example sentences
  • It was great for a really noisy pub singalong of the chorus after 9 pints of black and tan.
  • Maybe a black and tan would have been more in tune with the holiday, but ah well.
  • He was promoting a range of products such as wax and hair-gel sprays which would have made the Brylcreem boys choke on their black and tans.
3 informal An event or establishment that is attended or frequented by both blacks and whites: takes this guy out to the black and tan every night [as modifier]: a black and tan nightclub

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