[ broun-feys ]
/ ˈbraʊnˌfeɪs /
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makeup used to darken one’s face and other exposed skin to imitate the skin tone of an ethnic or racial group, as Hispanic, South Asian, or Middle Eastern: People were offended when he arrived at the Cinco de Mayo party wearing brownface.
imitation of a minority group member’s appearance, speech, traditional dress, etc., by a person who is not a member of that group: White voice-over actors have recently come under fire for performing brownface with stereotypical Indian or Mexican accents.
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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.
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