1. an old car.
|Runyon on Broadway (1954) 412: What are you guys carrying in this old skillet, anyway.‘The Three Wise Guys’ in|
2. (US black) a black person; also adj.
|Novels and Stories (1995) 1006: You skillets is trying to promote a meal on me.‘Story in Harlem Sl.’ in|
|Queens’ Vernacular 63: black man [...] skillet queen (kwn SF, black gay sl: black man freshly arrived from Dixie).|
|(con. 1930s) Lang. of Ethnic Conflict 47: Color Allusions, Other than ‘Black’ and ‘Negro’: […] skillet [1930s].|
1. a very dark-skinned black person.
|Mules and Men (1995) 93: He hired a colored man to clear off some new ground, but dat skillet blond was too lazy to work.|
2. a black woman wearing a blonde wig.
|Lex. Black Eng.|
|(con. 1920s–30s) Juba to Jive.|
|et al. Body Politics 34: She’s like a skillet blonde, so it’s Blacks who have dyed their hair blonde.|
|Recyclopedia 105: kettle deadpanned not missing a beat least mine ain’t no skillet blonde .|