from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. White as a lily.
  • adj. Beyond reproach; blameless.
  • adj. Informal Excluding or seeking to exclude Black people.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. A shade of the color white.
  • adj. Pure, unblemished, immaculate.
  • adj. Innocent, having a reputation beyond reproach.
  • adj. Restricted to Caucasians; pejorative in describing a white person, as are white-bread and paleface.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • White as a lily.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. of a pure white color
  • adj. restricted to whites only


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