from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Makeup for a conventionalized comic travesty of Black people, especially in a minstrel show.
- n. An actor wearing such makeup in a minstrel show.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a style of theatrical makeup in which a white person blackens their face in order to portray a negro
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- n. the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro
black + face (Wiktionary)