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browning
 n.— «Over the years of visiting Jamaica, I constantly heard the men referring to their favourite choice of girls as the ‘browning’ type. I have always wondered who originally came up with this term? During the early 1970s, while I was in school, that term did not exist in the vocabulary of Jamaicans.» —“Note-worthy” Gleaner (Kingston, Jamaica) July 7, 2009. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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