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poor white

noun, Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
a member of a class of white people, especially of the southern U.S., having low social status and little or no money, property, or education.
See also white trash.
Origin of poor white
1810-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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poor White

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