Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An old term of endearment applied to a favorite son, dependent, or the like; a darling. See white, adjective, 5.
- n. [capitalized] A member of an illegal agrarian association formed in Ireland about the year 1761, whose object was “to do justice to the poor by restoring the ancient commons and redressing other grievances” (Lecky). The members of the association assembled at night with white frocks over their other clothes (whence the name), threw down fences, and leveled inclosures (being hence also called
Levelers), destroyed the property of harsh landlords or their agents, the Protestant clergy, the tithe-collectors, and any others who had made themselves obnoxious to the association. Also used attributively.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete A favorite.
- n. One of an association of poor Roman catholics which arose in Ireland about 1760, ostensibly to resist the collection of tithes, the members of which were so called from the white shirts they wore in their nocturnal raids.
- white + boy (Wiktionary)
“whiteboy", for not kicking the aggressors butt, is also demeaning.”
“I think the 'mammoth' analogy is more referring to sf as a whiteboy playground going extinct, not about the authors themselves.”
“I was referring to the whiteboy-only playground version of SF, which is too often stagnant and kills itself by being so, shedding readers with every repetition of a played-out notion.”
“When Rock confined himself to the business at hand (rather than boasting about his curriculum vitae - sorry to break this to you Rockwell, but the Columbia School of Broadcasting is not part of the Ivy League), he gave the largely whiteboy blogging community an insight into a different strain of thought we probably benefited from hearing.”
“When Rock confined himself to the business at hand rather than boasting about his curriculum vitae- sorry to break this to you Rockwell, but the Columbia School of Broadcasting is not part of the Ivy League, he gave the largely whiteboy blogging community an insight into a different strain of thought we probably benefited from hearing.”
“I really like the Black Keys and the White Stripes for midwestern whiteboy blues, and going back just a bit further in time Quasi and the Spinanes are big two piece favorites as well.”
“That last point, the circumstances of the actual match, are far more interesting than the faux whiteboy cringe this poem trots around like a show pony.”
“This has to be the most corny whiteboy type of response I have read in a while “chubster” “cans” Are you this much of a loser in your social life?”
“That show played with the inter-racial attraction of whiteboy Batman to Eartha's Catwoman, too, in a particularly naughty kind of way considering the taboo on such relationships at the time.”
“At any rate, now I watch Chris Matthews, who I believe is being himself more than most TV personalities, even if that is cluelessly sexist and nationalist with a whiteboy tendency to talk all over the top of his guests.”
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