white supremacy



the belief, theory, or doctrine that white people are inherently superior to people from all other racial groups, especially black people, and are therefore rightfully the dominant group in any society.

Nearby words

  1. white stock,
  2. white stork,
  3. white sturgeon,
  4. white substance,
  5. white supergiant,
  6. white tea tree,
  7. white tie,
  8. white toast,
  9. white trash,
  10. white truffle

Origin of white supremacy

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70

Related formswhite supremacist, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for white supremacy

White supremacy


the theory or belief that White people are innately superior to people of other races
Derived FormsWhite supremacist, noun, adjective

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