salt and pepper n.
1. (drugs) marijuana, esp. of poor quality.
|Really the Blues 219: I wrastled some shake-up last night with some unbooted wren, blowin’ salt and pepper till my hair hurts.|
|Who Live In Shadow (1960) 52: Jimmy felt himself a fine singer when he had the ‘salt and pepper’ in him.|
|ONDCP Street Terms 18: Salt and pepper — Marijuana.|
2. (US black) as a synon. for black and white, usu. in racial contexts.
(a) a mixed-race couple, thus friends or colleagues of different races.
|South Street 266: For Kristin’s sake, Claude had made the supreme effort to control his temper. [...] Passing them, on the street, people frequently made comments: ‘Well, look at that! Salt and pepper!’.|
|Last Detail 159: ‘Hell, Boston is full of sailors.’ ‘Yeah, but how many of them are salt and pepper, toting two .45’s in an AWOL bag?’.|
|Indep. 11 July 3: A former manager of a McDonald’s restaurant [...] told an employment tribunal in Reading, Berkshire, that white and black people were represented by the words ‘salt’ and ‘pepper’.|
|Plainclothes Naked (2002) 124: Says it was two guys, a salt-and-pepper.|
|Razorblade Tears 155: ‘Here’s the deal, Salt and Pepper’.|
(b) a police team, usu. operating from a squad car, that consists of one black and one white police officer.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 252: salt and pepper 1. Police.|
(c) a black and white squad car.
|Runnin’ Down Some Lines 66: The vehicles and flashing lights that identify their continuous presence in the lives of blacks (black and white, salt and pepper).|
3. (US black) courage, cheek, audacity.
|Pimp 176: You got salt and pepper, kid.|
4. the act of two men having sex with one woman.
|Ladies’ Man (1985) 262: I imagined them doing a Pat and Mike on her, a salt and pepper.|