(US) usu. of a woman, black.
|High Sierra in Four Novels (1984) 361: I’m going to take a trip down to the islands and take a bang at some of them sealskin babes.|
(US) a black woman with a relatively dark skin tone; also as adj.
|‘Clearing House Blues’ [lyrics] Since I lost all my change I lost my sealskin brown.|
|(con. 1900s–10s) 42nd Parallel in USA (1966) 321: He’d been all-over and had had high yallers and sealskin browns down New Orleans and Chink girls in Seattle.|
|(con. 1920s) USA (1966) 1147: He whirled her round until the sealskin browns and the high-yallers cheered and clapped.Big Money in|
|Novels and Stories (1995) 1008: Colorscale: high yaller, yaller, high brown, vaseline brown, seal brown, low brown, dark brown.‘Story in Harlem Sl.’|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 40: Wit his horn in his hand and on his arm a sealskin-brown broad.|