lily-white

adjective
\ ˈli-lē-ˈhwīt How to pronounce lily-white (audio) , -ˈwīt\

Definition of lily-white

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : white as a lily
2 : characterized by or favoring the exclusion of blacks especially from politics

lily-white

noun

Definition of lily-white (Entry 2 of 2)

: a member of a lily-white political organization

Synonyms & Antonyms for lily-white

Synonyms: Adjective

blameless, cleanhanded, clear, faultless, guiltless, impeccable, inculpable, innocent, irreproachable

Antonyms: Adjective

guilty

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First Known Use of lily-white

Adjective

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun

circa 1903, in the meaning defined above

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lima bean

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lily-white

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of lily-white

: very white
: completely without fault or blame : morally pure
chiefly US, disapproving : consisting entirely or mostly of white people

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