White House


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

Examples of White House in a Sentence

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of White House was in 1811

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“White House.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/White%20House. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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