paleface

noun
pale·​face | \ ˈpāl-ˌfās How to pronounce paleface (audio) \
plural palefaces

Definition of paleface

disparaging
: a white person

Examples of paleface in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Be one of the other paleface princesses who get to wear a crown like a trophy for colonizing brown people. Michael Harriot, The Root, 28 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of paleface

1823, in the meaning defined above

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“Paleface.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/paleface. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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