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black velvet

noun
  1. a cocktail made with stout and champagne.
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Origin of black velvet

First recorded in 1925–30
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Examples from the Web for black velvet

Historical Examples of black velvet

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

    Gigolo

    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

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