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pepper-and-salt

[ pep-er-uhn-sawlt ]
/ ˈpɛp ər ənˈsɔlt /
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adjective

composed of a fine mixture of black with white: pepper-and-salt hair.

noun

an apparel fabric having a pepper-and-salt effect.

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Which one of these commonly confused words can act as an adverb or a pronoun?
Also salt-and-pep·per [sawlt-n-pep-er] /ˈsɔlt nˈpɛp ər/ (for defs. 1, 2) .

Origin of pepper-and-salt

First recorded in 1765–75

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British Dictionary definitions for pepper-and-salt

pepper-and-salt

adjective

(of cloth) marked with a fine mixture of black and white
(of hair) streaked with grey
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