adjective (Brit) (esp formerly) (of a worker) clerical or professional, as distinguished from commercial or industrial Historical Examples By Desert Ways to Baghdad Louisa Jebb A Rainy June and Other Stories Ouida A History of Pendennis, Volume 1 William Makepeace Thackeray Liverpool a few years since James Aspinall Ten Years Near the German Frontier Maurice […]
adjective concerning black people exclusively: black-on-black violence Contemporary Examples Why It’s Time to End Blackface, Finally Soraya Roberts October 30, 2013 The War on Drugs Is What Makes Thugs John McWhorter August 20, 2014 adjective
embroidery done with black, usually silk, thread on white fabric, especially linen.
to vote against (a candidate, applicant, etc.). to exclude socially; ostracize: The whole town blackballed them. to reject (a candidate) by placing a blackball in the ballot box. a negative vote, especially in deciding on an applicant or candidate. a black ball placed in a ballot box signifying a negative vote. Contemporary Examples Was Juan […]