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white meat

any meat that is light-colored before cooking, as veal or chicken (distinguished from red meat).
meat that is light-colored after cooking, as veal or breast of chicken or of turkey (distinguished from dark meat).
Slang: Vulgar. a white person considered as a sexual partner.
Southern U.S. salt pork, fatback, or other pork without any lean.
Archaic. food made from milk.
Also called light meat (for defs 1, 2).
Origin of white meat
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English Unabridged
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white meat

any meat that is light in colour, such as veal or the breast of turkey Compare red meat
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white meat


meat of poultry, pigs, etc., as opposed to red meat, is recorded from 1752; earlier it meant "foods prepared from milk" (early 15c.). Black slang sense of "white women as sex partners" is from 1920s.

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white lightning

noun phrase

  1. Inferior whiskey; panther piss, rotgut: He had a pint of bootleg white lightning (1921+)
  2. acid, lsd (1970s+ Narcotics)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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