whit·​ey ˈ(h)wī-tē How to pronounce whitey (audio)
often capitalized
used as an insulting and contemptuous term for a white person or for white people collectively

Examples of whitey in a Sentence

The poet vented his rage against whitey.

Word History

First Known Use

1811, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of whitey was in 1811

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Cite this Entry

“Whitey.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/whitey. Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

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