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lily–white

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adjective \ˈli-lē-ˈhwīt, -ˈwīt\

Definition of lily–white

  1. 1 :  white as a lily

  2. 2 :  characterized by or favoring the exclusion of blacks especially from politics

  3. 3 :  irreproachable, pure

14th Century

First Known Use of lily–white

14th century


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lily–white

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Definition of lily–white

  1. :  a member of a lily-white political organization

Circa 1903

First Known Use of lily–white

circa 1903


LILY–WHITE Defined for English Language Learners

lily-white

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adjective

Definition of lily–white for English Language Learners

  • : very white

  • : completely without fault or blame : morally pure

  • : consisting entirely or mostly of white people

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