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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Used as a disparaging term for a white person.

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  • noun US, pejorative, slang a white person.
  • adjective US, pejorative, slang white, white-skinned.

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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From the Pig Latin for foe. White skinned people were seen as enemies by native black populations.

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