black velvet

Origin of black velvet

First recorded in 1925–30 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for black velvet

Historical Examples of black velvet

  • We always speak of these black-velvet parts as dowager bits.


    Edna Ferber

  • With September comes the nuptial badge, the black-velvet bib.

  • The Bee herself is a magnificent insect, with dark-violet wings and a black-velvet dress.

    Insect Adventures

    J. Henri Fabre

  • In the corners of the long room, black-velvet shadows lurked as the yellow candle flame moved.

    The Drunkard

    Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull

  • The men with the black-velvet covered shields, all stuck full of "souvenirs," are here, and the men with the little canes.

    Back Home

    Eugene Wood

British Dictionary definitions for black velvet

black velvet

  1. a mixture of stout and champagne in equal proportions
  2. Australian slang Aboriginal women as sexual partners
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