blackface definition by Webster's New World
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having a black or blackened face
☆ black makeup used by a performer, as in a minstrel show
blackface definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Makeup for a conventionalized comic travesty of Black people, especially in a minstrel show.
- An actor wearing such makeup in a minstrel show.