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White trash   /waɪt træʃ/   Listen
White trash

noun
1.
(slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished.  Synonym: poor white trash.






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"White trash" Quotes from Famous Books



... scornful glance. "Git away from heh, yoh white trash," he commanded. "We doan want ...
— Chasing an Iron Horse - Or, A Boy's Adventures in the Civil War • Edward Robins

... school days, for they made a lasting impression upon my mind. If God had not had mercy on the poor little Negro who attended the public school of Pennsylvania in those days, I know not what would have become of me; for the poor white trash from the teacher down had no mercy upon him. They were upon him like vultures upon their prey, ready to devour him at any ...
— The Journal of Negro History, Volume 4, 1919 • Various

... overseer but Marse Hock was the only boy and the oldest child. We had no white trash for neighbors. I have seen old covered wagons pulled by oxen travelling on the road going to Indianny and us children was whipped to keep us away from the road for fear they would ...
— Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States - From Interviews with Former Slaves - Kentucky Narratives • Works Projects Administration



Words linked to "White trash" :   white, lingo, vernacular, jargon, poor white trash, depreciation, slang, have-not, cant, patois, Caucasian, disparagement, White person, derogation, argot, poor person



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