poor white trash

poor white trash
(slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑white trash
Usage Domain:
Hypernyms: ↑White, ↑White person, ↑Caucasian, ↑poor person, ↑have-not

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Disparaging and Offensive.
poor whites collectively.
[1825-35, Amer.]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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