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nonwhite

nonwhite

noun non·white \-ˈhwīt, -ˈwīt\

: a person who is not a member of the white race : a person who does not have the light-colored skin of people whose ancestors were European

Full Definition of NONWHITE

:  a person whose features and especially whose skin color are distinctively different from those of peoples of northwestern Europe; especially :  one who has black African ancestors
nonwhite adjective

Examples of NONWHITE

  1. The program is even less popular among nonwhites.

First Known Use of NONWHITE

1927

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