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white′ trash′*(n.)

  1. (n.)(a contemptuous term used to refer to a member of the class of poor whites, esp. in the southern U.S.)

    Category: Sociology

  2. (n.)(a contemptuous term used to refer to poor whites collectively.)

    Category: Sociology

* Usage: This term is a slur and should be avoided. It is used with disparaging intent and is perceived as insulting.


  1. white trash(Noun)

    A poorly educated white person with low moral and social standards and low social status.


  1. White trash

    White trash is an American English pejorative term referring to poor white people, especially in the rural South of the US, suggesting lower social class and degraded standards. The term suggests outcasts from respectable society living on the fringes of the social order who are seen as dangerous because they may be criminal, unpredictable, and without respect for authority whether it be political, legal, or moral. The term is usually a slur, but may also be used self-referentially by whites to jokingly describe their origins.

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