white list

\ -ˌlist How to pronounce white list (audio) \

Definition of white list

: a list of approved or favored items — compare blacklist

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white-listed \ ˈhwīt-​ˌli-​stəd How to pronounce white-listed (audio) , ˈwit-​ \ adjective

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Consumer white lists could be based on the customer’s own contact list, updated automatically as consumers add and remove contacts from their smartphones. Nilay Patel, The Verge, "Robocalls can now get blocked by your carrier by default," 6 June 2019

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First Known Use of white list

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of white list was in 1842

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miscellaneous remnants or debris

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