poor white


noun Usually Disparaging and Offensive.

a member of a class of white people, especially of the southern U.S., having low social status and little or no money, property, or education.See also white trash.

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Origin of poor white

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
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poor White

noun

often offensive
  1. a poverty-stricken and underprivileged White person, esp in the southern US and South Africa
  2. (as modifier)poor White trash
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