"mean white" Definition

  1. a term of contempt among negroes, in the old slavery days, for white men without landed property. A white man in the Southern States had no _locus standi_ unless he possessed property, and the blackest of niggers would have felt insulted at any “poor white trash” claiming to be “a man and brother.”

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Position in the dictionary: 2156 of 4022 slang words.
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