nonwhite

noun non·white \ ˌnän-ˈhwīt , -ˈwīt \
|Updated on: 9 Jun 2018

Definition of nonwhite

: a person whose features and especially whose skin color are distinctively different from those of peoples of northwestern Europe; especially : one who has black African ancestors

nonwhite

adjective

Examples of nonwhite in a Sentence

  1. The program is even less popular among nonwhites.

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First Known Use of nonwhite

1864

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Definition of nonwhite for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is not a member of the white race : a person who does not have the light-colored skin of people whose ancestors were European


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