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1A dark-skinned man, especially a man of sub-Saharan African or Australian Aboriginal origin or descent.
2Regional informal Regional and informal. An evil spirit; the devil.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Trevisa (c1342–?1402), translator. From black + man.
black man/ˈblak man/
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