Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
Slang a poor, ignorant white person, esp. of Appalachia or the South, or such persons collectively: an insulting or derogatory term
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noun Offensive SlangThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- Used as a disparaging term for a poor white person or poor white people.
- Used as a disparaging term for a white person or white people perceived as being lazy and ignorant.