poor white

poor white
noun
Etymology: poor (I)
: a member of an inferior or underprivileged white social group — often taken to be offensive

if these bad farming practices persisted … some settlers were in danger of becoming poor whitesFarmer's Weekly (South Africa)

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Usually Disparaging and Offensive.
a white person, esp. of the southern U.S., having low social status and little or no money, property, or education.
[1810-20, Amer.]

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poor white noun (usu derogatory)
A member of a class of poor, improvident, and incompetent white people in the Southern states of the USA, South Africa and elsewhere, often called by the blacks poor white trash
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Main Entry:poor

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poor white,
a white person (especially in the southern United States) having little or no money and low social position (usually disparaging).

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n. offensive a member of a group of white people regarded as socially inferior, esp. one living in the southern U.S

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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