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dark meat

meat that is dark in appearance after cooking, especially a leg or thigh of chicken or turkey (distinguished from white meat).
Slang: Vulgar. a black person, considered as a sexual partner.
Origin of dark meat
An Americanism dating back to 1855-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • His blood was up, and his taste for dark meat was stronger than his love of money.

    The Arkansaw Bear Albert Bigelow Paine
  • We ain't either of us had much call to hanker after the dark meat.

    The Gringos B. M. Bower
  • Remove the meat from the carcass, separating the white from the dark meat.

    Mrs. Wilson's Cook Book Mary A. Wilson
  • Dr. Holmes says that Tennyson is white meat and Browning is dark meat.

    From Chaucer to Tennyson

    Henry A. Beers
  • In helping the guests, when no choice is expressed, give a piece of both the white and dark meat, with some of the stuffing.

    A Treatise on Domestic Economy

    Catherine Esther Beecher
  • The German hare is an enormous animal with dark meat, almost impossible to distinguish from venison.

    Face to Face with Kaiserism

    James W. Gerard
  • The chicken was all dark meat, to be sure, but it was meat and the rice border was generous.

  • "Will you have the light or the dark meat," asked Jim, with a politeness that would have done credit to a dancing-master.

Slang definitions & phrases for dark meat

dark meat

noun phrase

  1. A black person, esp a woman, regarded solely as a sex partner
  2. A black person's body and genitals

[1920s+; fr the distinction between the white meat and dark meat of a roasted fowl, attested from the 1850s]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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