whity

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

adjective, whit·i·er, whit·i·est.

noun, plural whit·ies.

(sometimes initial capital letter)Slang: Disparaging and Offensive. whitey.

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Origin of whity

First recorded in 1585–95; white + -y1
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British Dictionary definitions for whity

whity
/ (ˈwaɪtɪ) /

noun plural whities

informal a variant spelling of whitey

adjective

  1. whitish in colour
  2. (in combination)whity-brown
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