or whit·y

[ hwahy-tee, wahy- ]
/ ˈʰwaɪ ti, ˈwaɪ- /

noun, plural whit·eys. (sometimes initial capital letter) Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.

a contemptuous term used by black people to refer to a white person or white people collectively.

Origin of whitey

First recorded in 1820–30; white + -ey2
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Examples from the Web for whitey

  • Some eight or ten years ago he was popularly known hereabouts as 'Whitey' Mills.

    Behind the Line|Ralph Henry Barbour

British Dictionary definitions for whitey



/ (ˈwaɪtɪ) /


mainly US (used contemptuously by Black people) a White man
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