white man's disease


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white man's disease

2. slang The perceived inability of Caucasian men to jump as high as African-American men, especially in relation to basketball. He'd be such a better shooting guard if he didn't have white man's disease.
1. Any disease or illness most prevalent among, or believed to only be contracted by, Caucasian people. Because I am of Indian descent, my friends and family couldn't believe I'd come down with multiple sclerosis, which they all refer to as a white man's disease.
See also: disease, white

white man’s disease

n. the inability to jump in basketball. You break your leg, Walter? Or you got a case of white man’s disease.
See also: disease, white