white trash


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white trash

n. Offensive Slang
Used as a disparaging term for a white person or white people of low socioeconomic status.

white trash

n
(Sociology) derogatory
a. poor White people living in the US, esp the South
b. (as modifier): white-trash culture.

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n.
usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting.
n.
1. (a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of the class of poor whites, esp. in the southern U.S.)
2. (a contemptuous term used to refer to poor whites collectively.)
Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.white trash - (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
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
have-not, poor person - a person with few or no possessions
References in classic literature ?
"Look at them low down white trash out there!" she shrilled, pointing toward the Arrow.
Nancy Isenberg's book from the last year, "White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America", provides a very compelling read.
Such criticisms are often leveled against the family before they have acted maliciously or selfishly: Yoknapatawpha's judgments of the Snopes family are based not on their actions but rather on a racist ideology that regards white trash as a fundamentally inferior and degraded group of people.
Fey, who has caused critics to sit up and take notice in many supporting roles, ably steps up to lead actress status while Poehler seizes the opportunity to play a white trash waster with gusto.
The absolute powerlessness of being a teenager, of being white trash, of living in a place run by a single greedy family, and of being a girl amidst sexual deviance prevails.
Even as a child in all-white Dundee in the mid-Sixties when I read them, it was obvious that those being insulted in this way were more noble than all the white trash put together.
A Birmingham teacher who was convicted of a race crime after calling a youth "white trash" has been reprimanded by the General Teaching Council for her "unacceptable professional conduct".
Becoming or accepting the inner 'white trash' is a way of deconstructing the past and arriving at a fresher, more constructive truth: demolishing everything is a fair first step if you need to build something more contemporary.
"Look to the idea that you could be a poor white trash kid and along with your brother put one foot in front of the other and make your dream come true."
Everything you really need to know about Jesse & the Hogg Brothers can be found in songs such as "White Trash Meth Lab" and "Are You Available for Datin'." This is a band with a wicked sense of humor and absolutely no fear.
His interests and knowledge ranged from folk art, blues, and botaby to wine, white trash cooking, and the Appalachian landscape that he enthusiastically hiked.
Not Quite White: White Trash and the Boundaries of Whiteness.