[ hwahyt-wing, wahyt- ]


  1. a person who wears a white uniform, especially a public street cleaner.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of whitewing1

First recorded in 1850–55; white + wing

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Example Sentences

Our uncle and aunt thought so much of that poor dear Whitewing, and Best was told to take care of it.

We can be twice as moral and piratical in a sail-boat as we can in a row-boat, even if it is the dear little Whitewing.

So saying, Harry led the way to the boat, and in a few moments the Whitewing was homeward bound.

One of the peculiarities of Whitewing was that he did not treat women as mere slaves or inferior creatures.

Whitewing also thought that his betrothed was fit to hold intellectual converse with him, in which idea he was not far wrong.


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