whitey


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whit·ey

also Whit·ey (wī′tē, hwī′-)
n. pl. whit·eys also Whit·eys Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a white person or white people.

whitey

(ˈwaɪtɪ) or

whity

n
(Peoples) chiefly US (used contemptuously by Black people) a White man

whit•ey

(ˈʰwaɪ ti, ˈwaɪ-)

n., pl. -eys.
usage: This term is used with disparaging intent. It implies the oppression of blacks by white people.
n.
Slang: Disparaging. (a term used to refer to a white person or white people collectively.)
[1820–30]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.whitey - (slang) offensive names for a White man
derogation, disparagement, depreciation - a communication that belittles somebody or something
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
Caucasian, White, White person - a member of the Caucasoid race
Translations

whitey

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