Great White Way


: a street brilliantly lighted at night and devoted chiefly to public amusements (as theaters)
their Great White Ways flooded with pleasure-seekersYale Review
theaters flanking a dozen Great White WaysLandscape

Word History


from the Great White Way, nickname for the theatrical section of Broadway in New York City

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Great White Way was in 1902

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“Great White Way.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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