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bright

adj. 1. also bright-skin [US Black idem (Major); cf. OED "Sally she a ´Badian bright mulatto" 1910 sea shanty; cf. Ibo cháchá bright (of sun, skin color, etc.) (Okolo, p.c.)] having a light-brown complexion: 1966 Bright or light-skinned (Crowley 18). 1978 A bright-skin feller name Biggie from Okra Hill (Dupuch 31). Too many people are concerned with how bright their skin is (COB). 1982 I asked the bright boy if he was going to give me his hip (Guardian Jan. 26). (Gen.)

2. golden or tan in color: It wasn't this dark-brown sugar—it was pretty and bright (White).

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Last update: 2010-09-12 16:52
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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