paleass

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

pale +‎ -ass

Noun[edit]

paleass (plural paleasses)

  1. (offensive, derogatory, slang, ethnic slur) A contemptible white person
    • 1793, Tobias George Smollett, The expedition of Humphry Clinker: Volume 1, page 156
      And I have seen the Park, and the paleass of Saint Gimses, and the king's and the queen's magisterial pursing, and the sweet young princes, and the hillyfents and pye- bald ass, and all the rest of the royal family.
    • 2002, Nick Tosches, In the hand of Dante, link
      ...while almost everybody in this joint was black, this guy, even on dialysis, had the brothers as scared of him as he had us few paleass motherfuckers scared of him...
    • 2011, John Brunner, Bruce Sterling, Stand on Zanzibar, page 75
      On the verge of anger—trust a paleass to misunderstand me!—Norman controlled himself.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

paleass (plural paleasses)

  1. Obsolete form of palace.