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white-shoe

[hwahyt-shoo, wahyt] /ˈʰwaɪtˈʃu, ˈwaɪt/
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to members of the upper class who own or run large corporations:
white-shoe bankers; a conservative white-shoe image.
Origin
1975-1980
1975-80; apparently from the white shoes popular as moderately formal wear among suburban men c1980
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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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