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white trash

noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
1.
a member of the class of poor whites, especially in the southern U.S.
2.
poor whites collectively.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for white trash

white trash

noun
1.
(derogatory)
  1. poor White people living in the US, esp the South
  2. (as modifier): white-trash culture
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Word Origin and History for white trash
n.

1831, originally Southern U.S. black slang.

The slaves themselves entertain the very highest contempt for white servants, whom they designate as 'poor white trash.' [Fanny Kemble, journal, Jan. 6, 1833]

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Slang definitions & phrases for white trash

white shoe

adjective phrase

(also white-shoe) Having the attitudes, appearance, etc, of the Ivy League: Do I look white shoe?/ a Harvard-educated bluestocking who practiced white-shoe corporate law

noun phrase

A typical Ivy League student

[1980s+; fr the white buckskin shoes that were part of that student's dress]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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white trash in Technology

abuse, hardware
A pejorative term for Intel-based microcomputers, used by NeXT users at UK law firm Linklaters & Paines to contrast these machines with their black NeXT boxes.
(1996-09-04)

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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