white trash

white trash

noun Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a member of the class of poor whites, especially in the southern U.S.
poor whites collectively.

1850–55, Americanism

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World English Dictionary
white trash
 a.  poor White people living in the US, esp the South
 b.  (as modifier): white-trash culture

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Word Origin & History

white trash
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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Computing Dictionary

white trash definition

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.

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