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1. Makeup for a conventionalized comic travesty of black people, especially in a minstrel show.
2. An actor wearing such makeup in a minstrel show.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
a. a performer made up to imitate a Black person
b. the make-up used by such a performer, usually consisting of burnt cork
2. (Animals) a breed of sheep having a dark face
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
a. black facial makeup, orig. burnt cork, worn by theatrical performers, esp. in minstrel shows.
b. a performer wearing such makeup.
2. a heavy-faced type.
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|Noun||1.||blackface - the makeup (usually burnt cork) used by a performer in order to imitate a Negro|
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