country blood


country blood
   obsolete British
   in part black ancestry
   It described those of whom an ancestor served in the far-flung empire and had children by a locally born woman who was not white:
    In Miss Vezzis he drew a suitably comic portrait of the result, a half-caste woman in her 'cotton print gowns and bulgey shoes', and a rotter like Bronckhorst was supposed to have 'country blood'. (Royle, 1989)

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