poor white

poor white

noun Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
a white person, especially of the southern U.S., having low social status and little or no money, property, or education.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism

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poor White
 
n
offensive often
 a.  a poverty-stricken and underprivileged White person, esp in the southern US and South Africa
 b.  (as modifier): poor White trash

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