White

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English[edit]

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Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English hwit (white), as a nickname for someone with white hair or pale complexion; in some cases from a personal name of the same meaning.

In Scotland and Ireland, used as a translation of several Gaelic names containing the element bán and geal, including Mac Giolla bháin (McElwain, Kilbane), Ó Gealagáin (Galligan), Bán (Bane), and Ó Banáin (Bannon). Also an anglicization of Irish de Faoite, itself from Anglo-Norman le White, le Whyte, from the same source as the English surname.

Proper noun[edit]

White (plural Whites)

  1. A common British and Irish surname​.
  2. A locale in the United States:
    1. A city in Georgia; named for its first postmaster.
    2. A city in South Dakota; named for its first European settler.
    3. An unincorporated community in Washington; named for a Washington state judge.
    4. A ghost town in Missouri; named for a local mining official.
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Statistics[edit]
  • According to the 2010 United States Census, White is the 24th most common surname in the United States, belonging to 660,491 individuals. White is most common among White (65.5%) and Black/African American (28.2%) individuals.

Etymology 2[edit]

Adjective[edit]

White (not comparable)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of white (of or relating to Caucasians)

Noun[edit]

White (plural Whites)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of white (Caucasian)
  2. (historical, politics) An anticommunist who fought against the Reds during the Russian Civil War.
    Hypernym: anticommunist

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Cebuano[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English White.

Proper noun[edit]

White

  1. a surname