Black and Tans

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the colours of their uniforms.

Noun[edit]

Black and Tans

  1. (plurale tantum) Royal Irish Constabulary Reserve Force, which was one of two paramilitary forces employed by the Royal Irish Constabulary from 1920 to 1921, to suppress revolution in Ireland.
  2. (rare) plural of Black and Tan

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