poor white trash

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n poor white trash (slang) an offensive term for White people who are impoverished
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Usage

In literature:

They knew they were to have lordly times among the "poor white" trash.
"When the Sleeper Wakes" by Herbert George Wells
How did this piece of poor white trash dare to offer a fish to his sister.
"The Little Shepherd of Kingdom Come" by John Fox
It was all the same old poor white trash.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
He hired me out with some old poor white trash.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
De overseer wuz poor white trash.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
A "nigger-driver," without schools, social position, or money, he was "the poor white trash" of the South.
"History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Washington Williams
Sometimes the sons of "poor white trash" take part in it; but it is usually delivered over to the "darkey.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
Back of that marvellous vision he saw the figure of a bare-footed boy of the poor white trash of the South rising to a world empire.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Good-looking, but regular poor white trash.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
His pappy was a white man, and no poor white trash neither.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
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In news:

Likewise, poor white trash could refer to the garbage can somewhere in the Kentucky hills.
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