a brush for applying tar.
Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. black or Asian ancestry: He just found out that he has a touch of the tarbrush.

Nearby words

  1. taraz,
  2. tarbell,
  3. tarbell, ida minerva,
  4. tarbes,
  5. tarboosh,
  6. tarde,
  7. tardenoisian,
  8. tardieu,
  9. tardieu, andré,
  10. tardigrade

Origin of tarbrush

First recorded in 1705–15; tar1 + brush1

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