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Definition of poor white in English:


A member of an impoverished white underclass, especially one living in the southern US.
Example sentences
  • Bill Clinton was the unlikeliest president of the last century, a poor white southern boy who seemed destined to go nowhere.
  • These stories, drawn from my ethnographic fieldwork, suggest that bluegrass is entangled with a cluster of cultural icons which indicate, and have historically indicated, the racism of poor white Southern people.
  • By applying it, middle and upper class whites imply that poor whites should be ‘doing more with their lives.’
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