noun Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
Origin of poor white
Examples from the Web for poor white
Then she looked at all three combatants, like a poor-white Solomon.
Big yawning cracks in cold weather were in a way the hall-mark of poor-white cabins.Dishes & Beverages of the Old South|Martha McCulloch Williams
Mrs. Addix was of the poor-white race, like the Manns—in fact, she was distantly related to them.
Mounting the captured horse, Howarth rode off in the character of a "poor-white" farmer come in to do his marketing.The Naval History of the United States|Willis J. Abbot.
British Dictionary definitions for poor white
- a poverty-stricken and underprivileged White person, esp in the southern US and South Africa
- (as modifier)poor White trash