white way


: a brilliantly lighted street or avenue especially in a city's business or theater district

Word History


the Great White Way, nickname for the theatrical section of Broadway, New York City

First Known Use

1920, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of white way was in 1920

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“White way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/white%20way. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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