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paper bag test

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paper bag test

noun phrase

A criterion for admission to certain clubs, parties, etc: If you are darker than a standard paper bag, you are simply rejected/ Black Washingtonians remember the days when upper-crust black folks used to do the brown paper bag test to determine who could come to a particular party (1980s+ Black)

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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