black head

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM
Wed Dec 8 03:19:41 UTC 2004

Sounds like Standard American English to me.


"Mullins, Bill" <Bill.Mullins at US.ARMY.MIL> wrote:
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Subject: black head

Is "black head" (as in a pimple or skin blemish) slang? I would have
thought it to be relatively standard, but couldn't find it in the OED

I found an 1871 newspaper ad mentioning it.

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