Definition of whiteboy
1 archaic : a favored person : pet
2 usually capitalized [so called from their wearing white shirts outside their other clothes as a means of recognition on their night raids] : one of an agrarian association formed among the Irish peasants in 1761 especially to redress their grievances against their landlords and to resist collection of tithes
Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:
- More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
- Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
- Advanced search features
- Ad free!
First Known Use of whiteboy
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up whiteboy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).