noun Date: 1927 a person whose features and especially whose skin color are distinctively different from those of peoples of northwestern Europe; especially one who has black African ancestors • nonwhite adjective

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  • nonwhite — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • nonwhite — /non hwuyt , wuyt /, n. 1. a person who is not Caucasoid. adj. 2. not Caucasoid: the nonwhite peoples of Africa and Asia. 3. of or pertaining to nonwhite persons or peoples. [1920 25; NON + WHITE] * * * …   Universalium

  • nonwhite — non|white [ nan waıt, nan hwaıt ] adjective belonging to a race of people that does not have pale skin. This word is considered offensive when it is used to separate white from nonwhite people for political or economic reasons …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • nonwhite — non•white [[t]nɒnˈ(h)waɪt, ˈwaɪt[/t]] n. 1) ant a person who is not Caucasian 2) ant not Caucasian 3) ant of or pertaining to nonwhite persons or peoples • Etymology: 1920–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • nonwhite — I. “+ noun : a person who is not of the white race thousands of nonwhites D.T.Bogue II. adjective : of or relating to a race that is not white 47 percent of the nonwhite population … were under 20 years of age H.W.Odum …   Useful english dictionary

  • nonwhite — 1. noun A person who is not white; a person of any race other than Caucasian. 2. adjective a) Not white; being any color other than white. b) Of a person; belonging to any race other than Caucasian …   Wiktionary

  • nonwhite — nÉ‘n hwaɪt / nÉ’n n. that which is not white, one who does not have white skin …   English contemporary dictionary

  • nonwhite — non·white …   English syllables

  • nonwhite — A person not of the white race, such as a Mongolian or Negro …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • apartheid — /euh pahrt hayt, huyt/, n. 1. (in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid policy of segregation of the nonwhite population. 2. any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc. [1945 50; < Afrik, equiv. to apart APART +… …   Universalium

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