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white trash

noun, Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a member of the class of poor whites, especially in the southern U.S.
poor whites collectively.
Origin of white trash
An Americanism dating back to 1850-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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white trash

  1. poor White people living in the US, esp the South
  2. (as modifier): white-trash culture
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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Word Origin and History for 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]

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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white trash

noun phrase

(often poor white trash) PECKERWOOD, redneck (1855+ Black)

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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