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Of a person or part of the body (especially the face): made up with black colour; specifically (of a white person) wearing make-up in order to play the role of a black person..
Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Punch. From blacked + up.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.