Black and Tan
Usually Black and Tans. an armed force of about 6000 soldiers sent by the British government to Ireland in June, 1920, to suppress revolutionary activity: so called from the colors of their uniform.
a member of this force.
(lowercase) a drink made of equal parts of ale and stout or porter.
(lowercase) a black-and-tan dog.
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Origin of Black and Tan
1880–85 for def 4
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Black and Tans
the Black and Tans a specially recruited armed auxiliary police force sent to Ireland in 1921 by the British Government to combat Sinn Féin
Word Origin for Black and Tans
name suggested by the colour of their uniforms and the Black and Tans hunt in Munster
black and tan
a mixture of stout or porter and ale
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