black velvet
   a dark-skinned prostitute
   Originally used by white British soldiers in India, but the pun became more widely accepted:
    In sophisticated circles Black Velvet is a mix of champagne and Guinness. But in the outback the phrase has a different meaning derived from an obscure Ugandan dialect. (Private Eye, January 1982 — see Uganda for the obscure in-joke)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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  • black velvet — /blæk ˈvɛlvət/ (say blak velvuht) noun 1. a drink consisting of a mixture of stout and champagne. 2. Colloquial black women, considered as sexual partners. Compare yellow satin …   Australian English dictionary

  • black velvet — a cocktail made with stout and champagne. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • black velvet — noun a) An Australian aboriginal woman viewed by a white man as a sexual partner. b) Sexual intercourse with an Australian aboriginal woman …   Wiktionary

  • black velvet — n. Bismarck, cocktail drink made with champagne and stout …   English contemporary dictionary

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