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dead white male

[ ded-hwahyt-meyl, wahyt ]
/ ˈdɛd ˈʰwaɪt ˈmeɪl, ˈwaɪt /
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noun Slang: Disparaging.
(sometimes initial capital letters). one of a group of white male writers, scientists, or other historical figures whose works have traditionally dominated the field or been a disproportionate part of the school curriculum in the West:to expand the literary canon of dead white males to include important works by women.Abbreviation: DWM
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Also called dead white European male, dead white man .

Origin of dead white male

First recorded in 1965–70
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