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Slang. dead white European male. Unabridged
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noun acronym
Dead White European Male
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dead white European male

noun phrase

A type of person viewed as unjustly dominant in literature and culture, and hence archetypally despised by feminists, multiculturalists, etc: The scientific method, largely produced by those hated demons, dead white European males/ challenged the established canon, which too often focused on DWEM's (Dead White European Males) (1990+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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dead White European male
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