1. (US black) a light-skinned black person.
|‘Jiver’s Bible’ in Orig. Hbk of Harlem Jive.|
|Swimming-Pool Library (1998) 202: I thought you must be down here after a bit of beige. That’s what most of the white guys come here for.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 151: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] My people, my people... Yes, yes, y’all. Eight-ball-black. Brown. Bronze. Beige. Ebony.|
2. (UK Black/drugs) crack cocaine or heroin.
|‘Upsuh’ [lyrics] The kittys are calling they’re catting the beige.|
|‘Civilians’ [lyrics] Beige all lookin like Fufu / Brown just lookin like grandma.|
(US black) ‘smooth brown skinned girls, girls with heavy tan’ (Durst, The Jives of Dr Hepcat, 1953).
|Jives of Dr. Hepcat (1989) 8: A cat who has been everywhere and seen everything. He has cruised upstate and eyeballed the ickies and beige frames.|