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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The same reason that people “flee” lily-white Massachusetts and Connecticut, and move to North Carolina and Florida.
If ever there was a case of blatant discrimination, it has been in the disproportionate allocation of Hostess marketing dollars to the lily-white Twinkie and the benign neglect of the chocolate Ho Ho.
Also, I could speak Spanish pretty decently and was looking for a place very different from Jenison, Michigan -- the lily-white suburb where I had grown up.
'Nay, pale youth, so lily-white,' I chortled, waving the copy paper; 'not the bounce, but a detail.
If anything, the Batman comics bend over backwards to dodge the image of lily-white Bruce Wayne facing down scary inner-city black men.
So is Steele saying that if a lily-white democratic national official hosted a party at a strip club and ran a tab of $ 2K, no one would make a big deal of it?
She transferred to lily-white Idaho, where she was finally able to earn a four-year degree.
Like we really give a rodents rectum what this lily-white backward hick thinks ... the lead of the P [H] ARTY of NO ...
Just a little state, sort of flat with not much to look at, lots of murders (lots of guns), and many lily-white bald old guys who need to start thinking outside the Bible.
T-baggers: aka - irrational lily-white racists, tax-dodgers, homophobes, birthers, ignorant gun-loving reactionaries, toothless and obese fans of big insurance companies, and far-right religious wingnuts clinging to fairytales of humans and dinosaurs living together just outside Eden.