blacktress

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Blend of black +‎ actress

Noun[edit]

blacktress (plural blacktresses)

  1. (slang, film, rare) An African American woman who is a pioneer of the film industry.
    • 1991, The Advocate (issues 585-588)
      [] this literary/arts center presents Manifesto Night, with readings by such notable playwrights, poets, teachers, and blacktresses as John Baldessari, Max Benevidez, Pam Gregg, Sue Spaid, David Schweizer, and Ms. Vaginal Creme Davis.