White House

\ -ˌhau̇s How to pronounce White House (audio) \

Definition of White House

1 : a residence of the president of the U.S.
2 : the executive department of the U.S. government

First Known Use of White House

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for White House

the White House, mansion in Washington, D.C., assigned to the use of the president of the U.S.

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“White House.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/White%20House. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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