black and white

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Noun[edit]

black and white (plural black and whites)

  1. (US, slang, law enforcement) A 1970s police patrol car.
  2. A type of giant cookie (about 8 inches diameter) with icing on the top side: half white, half dark chocolate.

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  • (police car): panda (British slang)

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black and white

  1. (imaging) Representing colours with pure black and white tones or with shades of gray.
    • 2012 April 29, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Treehouse of Horror III” (season 4, episode 5; originally aired 10/29/1992)”:
      The second segment is one of the most audacious and ambitious in “Treehouse Of Horror” history, and not just because it’s in black and white. It’s a parody of King Kong that works spectacularly well because Homer isn’t just ape-like and simian on the inside: he’s ape-like and simian on the outside as well, so it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine the rage-filled man-child as a giant ape with serious anger-control issues.
  2. (figuratively) Easily divided into diametrically opposing camps or schools of thought.

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