white label


: one of the first group of phonograph records pressed from a recording usually for executive, artist, and reviewer opinion

Word History


so called from its bearing a hand-written or typed white label in contrast to the printed label used on trade records

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white label was in 1970

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“White label.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20label. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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