Definition of salt-and-pepper in English:



  • Flecked or speckled with intermingled dark and light shades; pepper-and-salt.

    ‘his salt-and-pepper hair’
    • ‘Vincent's appearance also represents something of a departure for Cruise, with his steel grey hair and salt-and-pepper stubbled face.’
    • ‘He has a full head of salt-and-pepper hair, wire-rim glasses and a warm smile.’
    • ‘He has a salt-and-pepper mustache, a dab of hair under his lower lip, and a glasses case poking out of his left chest pocket.’
    • ‘Quite a few people look much better with salt-and-pepper hair than they did with color.’
    • ‘My father was some years older than my mother, with salt-and-pepper hair (he blames the gray on me).’