noun see whitewash I

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  • Whitewasher — White wash er, n. One who whitewashes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitewasher — See whitewash. * * * …   Universalium

  • whitewasher — noun One who, or that which, whitewashes …   Wiktionary

  • whitewasher — n. one who paints with whitewash (type of white coating applied to woodwork and walls) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whitewasher — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun : one that whitewashes; especially : one who puts on whitewash …   Useful english dictionary

  • whitewash — whitewasher, n. /hwuyt wosh , wawsh , wuyt /, n. 1. a composition, as of lime and water or of whiting, size, and water, used for whitening walls, woodwork, etc. 2. anything, as deceptive words or actions, used to cover up or gloss over faults,… …   Universalium

  • Lymer — This interesting surname is of Anglo Saxon origin, and is an occupational name for a whitewasher. It derives from a derivative of the Olde English pre 7th Century lim , lime, with the addition of the agent suffix er (one who does or works with).… …   Surnames reference

  • Whitener — Whit en*er, n. 1. One who, or that which, whitens; a bleaching agent; a bleach; a bleacher; a blancher; a whitewasher. [1913 Webster] 2. A chemical used as an adjunct to laundering white cloth, which makes white cloth appear whiter. A bluing… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whitewash — I. transitive verb Date: 1591 1. to whiten with whitewash 2. a. to gloss over or cover up (as vices or crimes) < refused to whitewash the scandal > b. to exonerate by means of a perfunctory investigation or through biased presentation of data 3.… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Daber — This most unusual name is of early medieval English origin, and is an occupational surname for a builder using wattle and daub, or specifically a whitewasher or plasterer. The surname derives from an agent derivative of the Middle English verb… …   Surnames reference

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