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white trash

highly offensive A disparaging term for a white person, especially one of a lower socioeconomic class. The term is also used collectively.
See also: trash, white
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What puts the trash in white trash? In contrast to the proliferation in recent decades of comedic and lighthearted approaches to poor whites--think Jeff Foxworthy and the Blue Collar Comedy Tour and publications such as <i>The White Trash Mom Handbook</i> and <i>White Trash Cooking</i>--terms like "white trash," "redneck," and "cracker" have long had much more pejorative connotations.
The rhetoric of the campaign refigured "poor white trash" as being pure white Americans.
The interpretation of white grotesquery as a signifier of an inherited interior pollution would produce what Nicole Hahn Rafter calls a "White Trash myth" ("Introduction" 30) [9] According to Rafter, this myth was also linked to rural geographic areas where an overabundance of white trash communities thrived: mountains, pine-lands, swamps, woods, hills, ravines (7).
They managed to get her out but, as Mrs O'Grady tried to calm things down, Khan called her 'white trash' and punched her to the cheek, causing a bruise and a small cut inside her mouth.
White Trash Writers," Erik Bledsoe notes that at a reading and
Mr Waller said: "The defendant came through and started giving the security staff abuse, calling them 'white trash' and holding a medallion chain.
As the example of country music demonstrates, the hillbilly is not the same kind of term as "white trash," "cracker" or "redneck," though like them it designates poor rural whites.
He said he did not use any other racist terms, claimed the complainant had called him "white trash" and said they were now friends.
Will & Grace fans know Leslie Jordan as Beverley Leslie, but the actors wicked Southern drawl first reached national audiences in the 2000 cult film Sordid Lives, playwright Del Shores's white trash comedy.
As they walked past three black lads outside a newsagents one of them spat on the floor and said 'white trash'.
Though not quite as notorious as rivers and lakes, creeks are a flocking place for white trash, which meant we were fitting in just fine.
The book is published by Coventry- based White Trash Intellectuals.
EMINEM plays Jimmy aka "Rabbit" - a white trash factory worker who is also a talented rapper.
Taking elements of Marshall Matthers' own life story, this film follows a week in the life of Jimmy ``Rabbit'' Smith Jnr (Eminem), a rap-obsessed kid from a singleparent trailer park family on the eight mile line which separates the black ghettos of Detroit from the white trash beginnings of the suburbs.
He said his work, called White Trash Curry Kick, would turn attention to the alcohol-fuelled antics of young peoplee in Bedford on a typical Saturday night.