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(slang) a derogatory term for a white person (supposedly used by North American Indians).

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"Paleface" Quotes from Famous Books

... first inscribed it to George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, a mulatto violinist, who, being lucky enough to be born in Europe, was not ostracised from paleface society. This can be only too well proved by the fact that Beethoven—who spelled the man's name "Brischdower"—after dedicating the sonata to him, found that the Africo-European had been his successful rival in one of those numberless flirtations of his, in which Beethoven always came out ...
— The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2 • Rupert Hughes

Words linked to "Paleface" :   disparagement, USA, United States of America, vernacular, US, America, white, White person, Caucasian, argot, depreciation, U.S.A., patois, the States, cant, derogation, slang, lingo, U.S., United States, jargon

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