poor white

poor white
noun Date: 1819 often offensive white trash

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • poor white — Usually Disparaging and Offensive. a white person, esp. of the southern U.S., having low social status and little or no money, property, or education. [1810 20, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

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  • poor white trash — noun (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑white trash • Usage Domain: ↑disparagement, ↑depreciation, ↑derogation, ↑slang, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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