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Noun: Black and Tan
  1. An English recruit (who wore a uniform that was black and tan) serving in the Irish constabulary to suppress the Sinn Fein rebellion of 1919 to 1921
Adjective: black-and-tan  'blak-un'tan
  1. Having a pattern of black and tan

Derived forms: Black and Tans

See also: patterned

Type of: military recruit, recruit

Encyclopedia: Black and Tan