whitewing

noun
white·​wing | \ ˈhwīt-ˌwiŋ How to pronounce whitewing (audio) , ˈwīt-\

Definition of whitewing

: a person and especially a street sweeper wearing a white uniform

First Known Use of whitewing

1898, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about whitewing

Statistics for whitewing

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for whitewing

The first known use of whitewing was in 1898

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on whitewing

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with whitewing

Comments on whitewing

What made you want to look up whitewing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to affect and impair by alcohol or a drug

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!